Landfills are filling up at a rapid pace. Estimates show that around 12 million tons of glass is made in the United States each year, and only about 25% of that is recovered and recycled for use in other products. Aluminum is recycled at around the same rate; four million tons are generated yearly in the U.S., and only about one million tons are recovered and recycled. There are several ways that consumers can recycle and upcycle these items to reduce the burden on solid waste landfills and the planet's natural resources.
12 December 2015
Do you have an old computer or two that have seen their last days? If you've considered throwing your old computers in the trash, think again. Computers are not only worth recycling, they also pack a few harmful components that if not recycled properly could end up leeching into the environment. So if you have a pile up of old computers and parts, take them to your local electronic recycling center.
6 August 2015
If you are setting up a play area for your child in your backyard, such as a swing set, then you probably want to make it as safe as possible. Many people use play sand, which can be a decent option, but there is a better choice out there. Instead of buying play sand for your little one's play area, consider opting for rubber mulch instead. These are a few key reasons why you may want to look into this option.
4 July 2015
If you are doing extensive remodeling to your home, there may be a lot of waste to be disposed of. Roll off containers can be a great way to manage this waste. You can use them for recycling and disposing of materials. You may also want to protect things like driveways and lawns if you are going to use these containers for your project. If you plan to use roll off containers for your remodeling project, here are some tips that may help you:
27 May 2015
When you are managing a large business, you might be more focused on keeping your customers happy and overseeing that large shipment than you are about choosing a new waste management company. However, if you make the wrong choice, you might end up dealing with frustrating hassles later. Here are two things you should ask potential waste management companies, so that you can be happy with your choice: 1: "What are your collection policies?
15 April 2015
If you own an apartment building, renting a dumpster can be a smart idea. These are just three of many reasons to rent a dumpster for your property. 1. Keep Your Property Looking Neat and Tidy As a landlord, you want your property to look its absolute best at all times. It can be tough to encourage your tenants to keep their places looking great, but installing a dumpster rental on-site will help.
10 April 2015
You have a desire to reduce the amount of trash that your home produces. And small changes can make a difference because the average person may produce up to 4.3 pounds of waste per day. You can decrease your waste production with the following 3 unconventional suggestions. 1. Composting Might Be Your Answer Experts believe that about 2/3 of all the waste that households produce can be composted instead of dumped in a landfill.
21 March 2015
Are you in need of a little extra cash? If so, recycling your old scrap metal can provide you with the opportunity you need to earn some extra money. However, before you load up your truck and head to the local scrap yard, take a moment to review the tips below to ensure you are able to get the most money possible for each and every ounce of metal you have to recycle.
24 February 2015
Americans throw millions of dollars worth of metal into the garbage each year -- just the gold and silver in discarded cell phones is valued at more than $60 million annually. This figure doesn't even approach the value of other metals, including steel appliances, copper wires and electrical components, brass fittings and aluminum gutters or window frames, all of which end up languishing in landfills. Individually, each of these discarded items is worth relatively little; to the ambitious scrap metal collector, however, these metals can bring big bucks.
23 February 2015