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The Problem With Food Waste

By |July 15th, 2018|

In the United States, food waste makes up 1.3% of the total GDP. And this isn’t specifically a US problem. Throughout the world, about 33-50% of food produced is thrown away. This happens in restaurants especially. When customers don’t finish their food, or produce isn’t used on a particular night, it’s thrown away and more […]

The History of Recycling

By |July 1st, 2018|

Discussions of recycling often seem like something new, tailor made for an age when we need to be more careful about our air quality and dwindling natural resources. But recycling has actually been around for centuries, even millennia. Over all that time, it’s risen and fallen in popularity for various reasons, but there have always […]

Keeping Kids Safe Around Garbage Trucks

By |June 14th, 2018|

Garbage trucks are hard to miss. They’re massive, noisy, and they usually carry with them the smell of, well, garbage. However, kids don’t typically worry too much about garbage trucks, and small kids are very easy for garbage trucks to miss. It’s important for anyone to be careful around the garbage truck on their street, […]

3 Ways to Keep Your Community Clean

By |June 1st, 2018|

We all want to live in a clean community. Clean streets, clean air, neat parks that you can take your kids to in the summer — that’s the ideal. But not everyone feels that they’re able to actively engage in keeping their community clean. We’re all busy, after all. Work, home, getting the kids off […]

4 Ways to Upcycle Shredded Tires

By |May 15th, 2018|

It would be nice if car tires never shredded or blew and thus never needed to be replaced, but sadly that’s not reality. It’s not just a pain to change and replace tires, it can be a pain to dispose of old tires, too. Left in landfills, tires tend to leak hazardous chemicals which can […]

What is Recycling Contamination and Why Does it Matter?

By |May 1st, 2018|

Most of us can agree that recycling is a good thing. It’s always good to cut down on your waste and reuse our resources as much as possible, for the sake of the local environment and the world at large. But too often, people who recycle do so without thinking about it, and this can […]

What Do You Look For in a Trash and Recycling Service?

By |April 15th, 2018|

How much thought do you put into your trash and recycling disposal service? Many homeowners choose the default trash and recycling service, generally offered by the city, but there are services out there that could do more. However, with every waste management service claiming to be the best, what should you look for? Much of […]

4 Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste

By |April 1st, 2018|

As a waste management company with a complimentary recycling service, Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling can help you reduce your carbon footprint in many ways. Unfortunately, food waste is still a pretty big problem in the United States that waste management companies can only do so much to help with. About 40% of food […]

What Does Each Plastic Recycling Code Mean?

By |March 8th, 2018|

You’ve probably noticed the little numbers inside the recycling triangle on your plastic bottles or lids. You may not have given them much thought until one day, you saw that your recycling company “only accepts plastics #1-2.” But what are plastics #1-2? And why does it matter? All plastic is recyclable, right?

Although everything with a […]

Spring Cleaning Made Greener

By |March 1st, 2018|

Spring cleaning is almost upon us. Among all the hours of house cleaning, reorganizing, and clearing the patio of debris left by the winter, you’re bound to have plenty of trash that will need throwing out. Do you know what to recycle and what to toss into the garbage? And do you know about some […]