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Landfills: Preparing Your Waste For Disposal

It is important to understand the types of materials that are accepted at your local landfill or waste management facility. This will save you and your company time, resources and headaches. There are usually very specific requirements as to what a landfill facility may or may not accept, as well as how the materials should be segregated prior to delivery. …

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Effective Waste Management for Restaurants

Food waste in America is a massive industry that no one really wants to be a part of. Annually, Americans waste an estimated 133 billion pounds of food, or about 30 to 40 percent of all food. Most of this waste ends up in garbage bins to be transported to landfills around the country—and even around the world. Customers (especially …

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Effective Waste Management for Manufacturers

It is estimated that as much as 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste is produced in the U.S. every year. That’s a lot of waste—and the result is a $57 billion waste disposal industry. Some of it is recycled… Some is transported to landfills… Some is incinerated… And still some is sold between U.S. states or countries such as China. …

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Waste Management Tips for Commercial Offices

Commercial offices are in the business of commerce. This primarily consists of providing goods and services to customers—as well as employment and income to individuals around the world. However, the dirty little secret within most commercial offices is the amount of waste that is produced there… with little real plan for waste management. Hidden behind the computer screens, luxury waiting …

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Roll-off Dumpsters Are Cost-effective for Construction Companies

When preparing for a new construction, demolition or a large cleanup job (i.e. spring cleaning), you have a lot to consider. High on the list is what to do with the waste—including old materials, packaging and debris created during the entire job. Let’s face it, there is usually a large amount of waste that needs to be temporarily stored, removed …

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E-cycling For Commercial Businesses

In the not so distant past, there were no specific regulations with regard to the disposal of electronics. Individuals and companies alike simply loaded up their unwanted equipment and hauled it to the local dump where it lay dormant—but still hauntingly active. What we now know is that electronic devices contain harmful materials. Over time, these can leach into the …

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Commercial Waste Management – An Important Responsibility

Business waste, or commercial waste, can range from regular office paper waste, to old equipment like copiers and computers, to hazardous waste that’s an industry byproduct. No matter what your business is, it is your responsibility as a business owner to take care of the waste ethically and legally. For some business owners, arranging for the removal is a task …

Reducing Waste to Cut Costs

Businesses can cut costs by reducing waste. When a business reduces their waste, they can: save money on supplies conserve materials and energy reduce current waste disposal costs and guard against future disposal costs avoid adding to the current environmental problems by producing and disposing of unnecessary materials Reducing Waste the Easy Way Making simple changes to procedures and work …

Plastic and Oil Prices

We all know that low oil prices mean we pay less at the pump. But did you know the price of oil can affect your recycling? How is Plastic Made? Plastics are derived from the byproducts of petroleum refining and natural gas processing with materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil. Crude oil is a mixture …