The Benefits of Single Stream Recycling

By |February 15th, 2020|

Sorting through your recycling can be a hassle, and one that often dissuades homeowners from recycling in the first place. While it’s true that most recycling companies have a list of acceptable materials, it’s also true that many are only able to pick up certain materials — such as only plastics #1-2 — because of […]

The 3 Best Ways to Dispose of Ammunition

By |February 1st, 2020|

There’s no use holding on to old junk that you no longer need, but some items are trickier to dispose of than others. One thing that throws many conscientious homeowners through a loop when it comes to trash and recycling is what to do with old or unusable ammunition. It may be bullets that you […]

Tips to Reduce Mess During a Remodel

By |January 15th, 2020|

Remodeling is an exciting process in the moment, but it can be hell to clean up when it’s all over. If you hire a contractor to remodel for you, they’ll likely clean the area before they leave. If you decide to do it yourself, the job falls to you. You’re bound to have a full […]

4 Ways to Dispose of Your Toilet

By |January 2nd, 2020|

Disposing of a toilet is not something that homeowners do every day, or even every year. In fact, this may be your first time coming upon this problem. But no toilet is built to last forever. Maybe yours broke and needed to be replaced or maybe you decided to upgrade to a more water efficient […]

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 […]