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Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With

4 Items That Are Perfect for Repurposed Metal Projects The next time you have metals to dispose of, think twice about simply recycling them and, of course, don’t even think about throwing them in the trash. You might be surprised at how you can repurpose them. Recently, repurposing items—metal in particular—has become a major trend. [...]

Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Pesticides

The Popularity of Pesticides With summer comes the unpleasant accompaniment of the insects that, at times, can create misery in our lives. From farmers to homeowners, many people turn to pesticides to control whatever inconvenience they may be experiencing—and there are a wide range of uses. In fact, in 2007—according to an EPA published [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:15:34-05:00June 16th, 2015|Hazardous Waste, Household Waste|0 Comments

The Surprising Negative Impacts of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats

Why It's Vital to Properly Dispose of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats Walk into the kitchen of any restaurant and you’ll find plenty of vegetable oils on the premises. In fact, most of us are aware they go a long way in ensuring the foods we enjoy are appeasing to our taste buds. However, [...]

Recycling Household Electronic Waste Is Easier Than You Think

Electronic Waste: An Inconvenient Reality Chances are you probably have amassed a hefty chunk of electronic waste (e-waste) in your living space over the years. Dusty jewel cases filled with CDs, boxes of remote controls from TVs you junked long ago, and perhaps even a few old computers. You’re not alone. Many people have [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:11:45-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Household Waste, Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

What To Do With Old Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A Recycling and Disposal Guide

Why Fluorescent Light Bulbs? Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and fluorescent light tubes use 75% less energy than their incandescent counterparts, and this efficiency makes them the go-to light source for businesses, municipal buildings, hospitals, and schools. CLFs can also last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and since they use much less [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:01:27-05:00February 19th, 2015|Hazardous Waste, Household Waste|0 Comments

The Dark Side of the Hybrid: Lead Acid Batteries

Hybrid cars have long been touted as the most promising sustainable lifestyle choice since recycling. It’s not hard to see why – hybrid electric vehicles use substantially less fossil fuel than your traditional automobile, and produce far fewer greenhouse gases all around. These are undoubtedly positive things – but while hybrid glorification isn’t completely [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:40:51-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Hazardous Waste, Household Waste, Recycling|0 Comments

Market Tastes Shift, So Do Amounts of Hazardous Waste

In 2014, you would be hard-pressed to find a home without a flat panel television. Not only do these new screens run on different technology than older projection tube televisions, they also have just as much, if not more, toxic elements within them. In 2006, a ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that the [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:34:11-05:00September 24th, 2014|Hazardous Waste, Household Waste, Retail|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Organic Waste

What It Is Organic waste, or biodegradable waste, is a natural refuse type that comes from plants or animals. It comes in manifold forms - biodegradable plastics, food waste, green waste, paper waste, manure, human waste, sewage, and slaughterhouse waste. Why Landfills Don't Work Most organic products sound innocuous enough – they are natural, after [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:20:32-05:00August 22nd, 2014|Household Waste, Non-Hazardous Waste, Recycling|0 Comments

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

There are a great many benefits of becoming more waste-conscious. We produce more trash than we know what to do with, and even when our no-longer-desired possessions don't end up in landfills, they end up cluttering our houses, basements, and garages. Enter recycling. We all know that we're supposed to recycle aluminum cans, plastic [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:07:58-05:00July 15th, 2014|Household Waste, Recycling|0 Comments

4 Facts About Landfills That’ll Keep You Up at Night

When most of us toss something into the trash, we give it no further thought. We've done our part - consume item, dispose of item, move on. Trash is an unpleasant but necessary part of our daily lives, and most of us are happy to end our relationship with a product as soon as [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:02:04-05:00July 1st, 2014|Hazardous Waste, Household Waste|0 Comments