The Real Impact of Recycling

By |October 1st, 2018|

Recycling took off as a popular environmental movement in the 1970s, though in actuality, it had existed in some form or another for thousands of years. It was a way for every citizen to do their part in protecting the environment, not to mention a way to make a little cash on the side. As […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Smart Waste Management Can Protect Wildlife

By |February 16th, 2018|

It’s no secret that the waste problem in America and throughout the world has an impact on wildlife. Pictures surface every year of ducks, lizards, or other animals with plastic packaging rings caught around their necks. Polluted ocean water causes hundreds of whales and dolphins to beach themselves. Animals that dig through the trash often […]

4 New Year’s Recycling Resolutions

By |January 9th, 2018|

December is the month for looking back on the past year, but January is the month for looking forward. It’s a time for making resolutions and then taking steps to live up to them. Many people choose new year’s resolutions based on their career, like, “Get a promotion” or “open the shop.” Others choose resolutions […]

Smart Ways to Dispose of Furniture

By |December 9th, 2017|

No couch is meant to last forever. At some point in your life, you’ve probably been faced with the issue of disposing of furniture. Sometimes if your old furniture is still functional, you might buy new furniture to better express your style. So, what do you do with the old pieces? Pull them out to […]

Living the Zero Waste Life

By |October 9th, 2017|

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, […]