What Happens After the Recycling Bin

By |April 3rd, 2019|

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 […]

What Is Land Pollution?

By |February 25th, 2019|

“Pollution” is a term that comes up frequently in conversations
about the environment. Most of us know by now that pollution refers
to the wearing down and degrading of natural resources. But when we
talk about pollution, the conversation usually surrounds air
pollution, such as the depletion of the ozone layer that protects the
earth from harmful UV rays of […]

FAQs about Trash & Recycling

By |February 4th, 2019|

Every day, you throw away old food wrappers, paper towels, and other waste, hopefully sorting between the regular trash and recyclables. At the end of the week, you drag your bins to the curb to be picked up. But what happens after that? Are you sure that you’re sorting your trash and recycling correctly? And […]

All About Hazardous Waste and What to Do With It

By |January 2nd, 2019|

If you’ve taken a look at our recycling guidelines, you’ve probably noticed the last point: “no food waste or hazardous material can be accepted!!” We’re pretty adamant about it. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a trash and recycling company anywhere that allows hazardous waste to be picked up, and for good reason. In […]

What To Do With Your Food Scraps This Holiday Season

By |December 15th, 2018|

It happens every year: Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners come and go, leaving behind more food scraps than you know what to do with the next day. Maybe in your household there’s a matter of drawing straws to decide who does the dishes for the night, or trying to pass food on to relatives as they […]

3 Myths About Recycling

By |November 1st, 2018|

For the most part, recycling is seen as a good thing: a fairly easy thing that anyone can do to help the environment. However, there is a fair amount of discourse about the real impact of recycling, and whether it’s even counterproductive to recycle. Information abounds and though not all of it is accurate, it’s […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Go Green AND Save Money

By |September 15th, 2018|

Why is it that the things supposedly good for you are often more expensive? Whether it’s food, home appliances, or gym memberships, it can be tough to make positive changes when you’re on a tight budget. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank in your goal to go green and reduce your carbon footprint. […]

Getting Rid of Your Old Junk Before You Move

By |September 1st, 2018|

Moving might be stressful, but it’s also the chance for a fresh start. Not only are you moving to a new place where you can make new memories, but you can shed some of your old clutter. In fact, given the hassle that moving can be, it’s probably best to go through your belongings and […]

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 […]