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Your recycling questions answered!

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Did you know that the average American generates almost 5 pounds of waste per day but only recycles 1.5 pounds? Let’s change that. This article was originally posted on America Recycles Day, and to celebrate, here are the answers to some of your commonly asked recycling questions:

How to properly dispose of toxic items

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The dark days of winter are passing us by and small spring buds are burgeoning from the warming soil. It’s spring! Got that urge to clean? Yes? No? It’s a primitive call to action, I’m sure. Read more on spring cleaning in a previous blog post. One of the most commonly asked questions we receive…

Inside a Landfill – Part 2

While landfills across the country are modernizing to enhance biodegradability, space is still a big concern. We are disposing at such a rate that it’s difficult for the earth to keep up. Landfills may be employing technology to protect the environment, but when our stuff gets packed into the earth in such a way that…

Inside a Landfill – Part 1

While this junk removal company has ambitious goals to divert waste from the landfill, let’s face it, some stuff still ends up in the landfill. With a system-wide average of more than 60% diversion, how is the true waste that cannot be recycled or donated to charity, treated? Like most environmentally-sensitive systems of this magnitude,…

Making sense of recycle codes

Oftentimes when I have friends and family over and we’re cleaning up in the kitchen someone will ask me:  “Can I recycle this?” Uhmm…. what do you say? Most of us are confused by the myriad symbols and numbers etched on the bottoms of plastic containers. Some of us go by feel. Hmmm…it’s pretty flimsy…bet…