Reducing Waste

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 […]

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 […]

The Environmental Impact of Our Waste

By |February 2nd, 2018|

We hear all the time that waste has an impact on the environment. Words like “ozone” are thrown around, as well as images of fish and ducks stuck inside plastic packaging. We know that plastic is non-biodegradable, and that can be a problem when it comes to waste disposal. But what are the specifics? What […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Keep Food Out of the Garbage

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Americans throw away about 40% of our food supply each year. When restaurants make too much food, or their customers don’t finish their meal, it goes in the trash. When you overprepare for the holidays, it goes in the trash. When food goes bad too soon, trash. But this is quite a harrowing amount of […]

Cleaning Up After Christmas

By |December 23rd, 2017|

Just like Thanksgiving, Christmas has its own special (and sometimes daunting) waste management challenges. After all the presents are exchanged and the dinner is finished, you have a veritable mountain of boxes, paper, and food waste. And then there’s the tree, if you got a real tree this year. It’s hard enough to get all […]

3 Tips For Recycling Plastic

By |December 2nd, 2017|

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems facing our environment today. Experts estimate that the average American throws away about 185 pounds of plastic each year. Plastic accounts for 10% of the total waste generated, because we use so much of it.  And because plastic is non-biodegradable, it tends to stay in the environment […]

5 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

By |November 20th, 2017|

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 […]