5 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

Most people want to make the world a better place in some way. It’s something we can agree on, since whatever our differences, we do all live here. But not everyone knows the best way to do it. When it comes to the environment, many find themselves faced with the largeness of the problem and […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Green Cleaning Tips, Reducing Waste, Tips|0 Comments

3 Thanksgiving Clean-Up Tips

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of  year, full of quality time with family, football, and of course, delicious food. It can also be one of the most stressful times of year. Preparing for Thanksgiving is a chore. Cleaning up after Thanksgiving can often feel overwhelming. It’s not easy to keep in mind smart waste management […]

By |November 12th, 2017|Green Cleaning Tips, Tips|0 Comments

Waste Management for First Time Homeowners

Congratulations on your new home! As you may have already noticed, owning your own home comes with plenty of other responsibilities attached. You have mortgage payments to make, and you may have remodeling or HOA regulations to contend with. You may be as busy with yardwork as with housecleaning. But one thing that you should […]

The Rise and Fall of Packaging Waste

In the 1990s and before, the United States had a big problem with packaging waste. Think, after all, of how many packages the American household receives every day, whether it’s food packaging, appliances, or packages delivered to their door. It’s hard to imagine life without packages, and when combined with our waste habits, it’s surprising […]

By |October 16th, 2017|BV Trash Valet & Recycling, Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

Living the Zero Waste Life

What is Zero Waste? It’s the ideal that all resources should be reusable so that nothing is wasted. A commitment to zero waste means changing your lifestyle, eating, and consumer habits to use natural, sustainable resources, and then recycling or reusing them so as to continue the cycle of zero waste. The less we waste, […]

Decluttering for Fall Cleaning

You’ve probably heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall cleaning? The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) actually recommends that you do a major cleanse twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. In those six months between seasons, you’re sure to have built up plenty of clutter that’s started to make […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|BV Trash Valet & Recycling, Recycling, Tips|0 Comments

Whats Bigger than Texas – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

“Bigger than Texas” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot to describe something that is astoundingly large. Of course, when someone says they have a pimple bigger than Texas or their neighbors have a swimming pool bigger than Texas, we can safely assume that they’re exaggerating a little. But you know what is […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Going Green, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

What NOT to Recycle

Recycling is an excellent way to make your world and your environment a better place simply by taking out the trash. It’s both environmentally and economically conscious, reducing the need for landfills, the need to use new, natural resources, and the cost of production. However, just because recycling is a great way to help doesn’t […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

How to Get Kids Interested in Recycling

It’s never too early to learn responsible habits to take care of our environment. Getting kids interested in recycling at an early age will foster the habit into their adulthood and strengthen the chances of them teaching their kids to recycle one day in the future. With kids, of course, it’s not always as easy […]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

3 Tips to Upcycle Before You Recycle

To “upcycle” something is to reuse it in such a way that makes it more valuable to you than it was before. If something is about to go into the trash, just about anything would be more valuable than it is to you at that moment.

By |August 23rd, 2017|Recycling, Repurpose, Tips|0 Comments