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5 Interesting Facts About Recycling

By |August 14th, 2019|

According to Recycling Across America, recycling is collapsing in the United States, despite the environmental crisis becoming more and more urgent. 25% of recycling plants from the largest recycling hauler have been closed, and over 1,000 recycling centers and processing plants have been closed in California alone. They attribute much of this problem to cross-contamination, […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

By |August 1st, 2019|

Single stream recycling has made recycling easier than ever for residents of Brazos Valley. Through our single stream collection and processing system, we’re able to accept more recyclable materials than ever before, including plastics 1-7 rather than simply plastics 1 and 2. However, you do still want to be careful not to cross contaminate recycling […]

3 Ways to Recycle After 4th of July Festivities

By |July 17th, 2019|

4th of July is an exciting celebration, full of fireworks, music, and time spent running around the yard with family. It’s a time to celebrate freedom, and in the moment, few of us are thinking about our waste. But like most major holidays, 4th of July can rack up a heavy weight when it comes […]

The Rise and Fall of Packaging Waste

By |October 16th, 2017|

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 […]

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, […]

Decluttering for Fall Cleaning

By |October 2nd, 2017|

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 […]

Whats Bigger than Texas – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By |September 28th, 2017|

“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 […]

What NOT to Recycle

By |September 15th, 2017|

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 […]

How to Get Kids Interested in Recycling

By |September 2nd, 2017|

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 […]