America Recycles Day 2019

By |November 15th, 2019|

November 15 is the 22nd America Recycles Day, dedicated to educating and encouraging residents throughout America to recycle and live a greener, closer to zero-waste life. There are events all around the country to help you get into the spirit, and you can even organize an event yourself. But what started America Recycles Day, and […]

What Can You Recycle From Your Pantry

By |November 4th, 2019|

The most essential element to developing a regular recycling habit — and one of the most problematic issues — is knowing what exactly to recycle. Many people stick to the old trick of looking for the recycling sign, but find themselves frustrated when their recycling service doesn’t pick up all recyclables. For instance, some recycling […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Glass Recycling

By |October 1st, 2019|

Not all recycling is plastic and cardboard. What do you do when it comes to tossing out glass? This is not a common problem for most homeowners, since glass is easily washable and not often used as a container or for packaging. However, you may find yourself trimming down on some of your belongings when […]

4 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

By |September 9th, 2019|

When it comes to waste management, plastic bottles are a notorious problem. Over 60 million plastic bottles are thrown away every year, and most of those end up in landfills or incinerators. While some might swear off bottled water completely, this isn’t a solution for everyone and it wouldn’t completely eradicate the plastic bottle problem. […]

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 […]

5 Facts About Landfills

By |July 4th, 2019|

 

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 […]

3 Tips For Moving Out of Your College Dorm

By |May 22nd, 2019|

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

By |May 4th, 2019|

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 […]