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 […]

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 […]