5 Interesting Facts About Recycling

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, […]

By |August 14th, 2019|BV Trash Valet & Recycling, Going Green|0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

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 […]

By |August 1st, 2019|BV Trash Valet & Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

3 Ways to Recycle After 4th of July Festivities

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 […]

5 Facts About Landfills

 

A landfill is a site, usually an otherwise vacant lot or a clearing of some kind, where solid waste materials are dropped off to be buried for disposal. For perhaps obvious reasons, they’re rather controversial when it comes to waste management and protecting the environment. Every neighbor may have an opinion about them, but what […]

How to Be More Environmentally Conscious at Work

With the right trash and recycling service at home, like Brazos Valley Trash Valet, it’s easy to be environmentally conscious at home. Our monthly trash pickup service comes with complimentary recycling, and with our single stream system, you won’t have to worry about separating and sorting recycling yourself. However, it can be another story when […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

Disposing of Pool Chemicals

With summer here, kids and adults alike are excited for all the opportunities to go swimming. If you have a pool at your house, you not only have the convenience of being able to swim whenever you like, but an added boost to your entertainment appeal. A house with a pool is the house where […]

By |June 2nd, 2019|Reducing Waste|0 Comments

3 Tips For Moving Out of Your College Dorm

With the end of the year fast approaching, you may be looking at all the stuff you’ve accumulated in your dorm room and wondering, “How am I going to get all of this out?” It can be a stressful process, especially if you live out of state during the summer or you’re moving into your […]

How to Reduce Waste on Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacation will be here soon, and if you want to travel for the season, you’ve probably already started planning. You may know where you want to go and even what you want to pack. But what’s your plan for your waste management? It can be easy to forget about the amount of waste you […]

By |May 4th, 2019|Recycling, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Every year, the DEA collects unused or expired prescription drugs at multiple locations throughout the country. Last year, the total added up to over 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs. This day was established by the DEA in 2010 as a way of offering a sensible solution […]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Reducing Waste|0 Comments

What Happens After the Recycling Bin

Brazos Valley residents who recycle like to know that they’re doing their part to help their community and their environment be a little bit cleaner. You may be fairly sure you can trust your recycling to end up in the right place, while skeptical neighbors wonder if it’s simply dumped in a landfill with the […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|BV Trash Valet & Recycling|0 Comments