Going Green

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 […]

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. […]

Go Green This Labor Day

By |August 15th, 2018|

If you’re thinking of taking steps to go green, Labor Day weekend is a great way to start. Whether you’re staying in, taking a trip to the beach, or having a backyard grill party, you can take steps to cut down on waste and reduce your environmental impact.
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Spring Cleaning Made Greener

By |March 1st, 2018|

Spring cleaning is almost upon us. Among all the hours of house cleaning, reorganizing, and clearing the patio of debris left by the winter, you’re bound to have plenty of trash that will need throwing out. Do you know what to recycle and what to toss into the garbage? And do you know about some […]

How Smart Waste Management Can Protect Wildlife

By |February 16th, 2018|

It’s no secret that the waste problem in America and throughout the world has an impact on wildlife. Pictures surface every year of ducks, lizards, or other animals with plastic packaging rings caught around their necks. Polluted ocean water causes hundreds of whales and dolphins to beach themselves. Animals that dig through the trash often […]

Living the Zero Waste Life

By |October 9th, 2017|

What is Zero Waste? It’s the ideal that all resources should be reusable so that nothing is wasted. A commitment to zero waste means changing your lifestyle, eating, and consumer habits to use natural, sustainable resources, and then recycling or reusing them so as to continue the cycle of zero waste. The less we waste, […]

Whats Bigger than Texas – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By |September 28th, 2017|

“Bigger than Texas” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot to describe something that is astoundingly large. Of course, when someone says they have a pimple bigger than Texas or their neighbors have a swimming pool bigger than Texas, we can safely assume that they’re exaggerating a little. But you know what is […]

How to Stay Green While Enjoying the Outdoors

By |May 29th, 2017|

The weather has warmed up quite a bit here in Brazos Valley and outdoor activities are in full swing. While we’re outside there are some things we can all do to help Keep Texas Beautiful this summer. Litter prevention and waste reduction are at the top of the list. Let’s see some practical ways to keep our state clean.