A Day in the Life of a Trash Pickup Crew

People often make the mistake of feeling like they fully understand a profession based on seeing a small portion of the job being performed. It is important to note that being on a trash pickup crew is a lot more work than simply driving a garbage truck and dumping trash [...]

2022-01-03T16:02:55+00:00December 30th, 2021|

Everyday Items That Don’t Belong in the Trash

At Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling, we take proper waste disposal very seriously. While plenty of resources are available that list what materials belong in recycling, it is equally important to know what items do not belong in the trash. Liquids While it is nearly impossible to eliminate liquids [...]

2021-12-01T12:21:43+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

How Many People Actually Recycle?

For many people today, recycling is common sense. At BV Trash Valet & Recycling, we agree! We have found that even people who don’t necessarily care about environmental change will recycle if there are convenient ways to do it in their community. It is obvious to the casual observer that [...]

2021-09-04T15:43:34+00:00September 4th, 2021|

4 Reasons Why You Should Recycle Old Paint

At one time or another most of us have had a handful of half-empty, paint cans stored in the garage from previous paint projects. While storing unused paint is a great practice, at some point, you may need to dispose of leftover paint properly. We have included four reasons why [...]

2021-08-18T14:44:38+00:00August 5th, 2021|

Support Your Community Environment With Park Cleanups

You recycle at home, and try to go green in your practices at work, as well. But with so many issues to tackle in the current state of the environment, some eco-conscious citizens might find themselves wanting to do more. If you have time and the will, you can volunteer [...]

2021-08-18T14:27:11+00:00July 10th, 2021|

3 Ways to Root Out Recycling Contamination

Recycling is one easy way that you can help take care of your community and environment, cutting down on waste and reducing the need for the production of raw materials. But that doesn’t mean that everything technically recyclable can be thrown into your recycling bin haphazardly. Recycling contamination ruins countless [...]

2021-08-18T14:26:59+00:00July 2nd, 2021|

What Are the Three Types of Recycling?

At BV Trash Valet & Recycling, we talk frequently about single-stream recycling, a method of recycling that allows all different types of recyclable materials to be collected together and sorted at the recycling facility. But what happens after your recycling is collected? Even with single-stream recycling, there are three different [...]

2021-08-18T14:26:53+00:00June 15th, 2021|

4 Things You Can’t Recycle (And What To Do With Them)

It would be lovely, of course, if we could truly live with zero waste and just recycle everything that we used. But recycling facilities and methods are still limited at this point, even with single stream recycling able to accept more materials than ever before. If you recycle the wrong [...]

2021-08-18T14:26:31+00:00June 10th, 2021|

Trash Disposal In the Midst Of a Snowstorm

This year saw unexpected snowstorms for many parts of Texas, some of which shut down cities for days. Many major cities were without power and water, and many roads were too covered in snow or ice to drive much. Snow is not a common occurrence in Texas, but the past [...]

2021-04-14T14:50:02+00:00April 14th, 2021|

How Clean Should Your Recyclables Be?

Sometimes you come across recyclables with a note on the container reading “empty and replace cap.” This is most often seen on drink containers and the like. But how empty does it need to be? Should you thoroughly clean your recycling before dropping it in the bin? It’s becoming common [...]

2021-04-14T14:42:41+00:00April 1st, 2021|
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