Reducing Waste

How To Reduce Waste For the Holidays

By |November 24th, 2020|

The holidays will probably look different for many of us this year. You may not be able to have as many friends and family over to celebrate your holiday with you this year due to COVID-19, and some of the celebrations may take place over Zoom instead. But that’s all the more reason to have […]

How to Minimize Waste For Your Picnic

By |April 7th, 2020|

Spring is the most popular time of year to have a picnic. With longer days and fair, sunny weather, it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors by laying out a blanket in the park and packing some food for everyone to enjoy. Picnics, however, often come with their fair amount of waste, from paper […]

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 […]

How to Reduce Waste in Your Laundry Room

By |December 14th, 2019|

Zero Waste is not limited to the kitchen and your home office. If you look around, you can probably find ways to reduce waste in almost every room of your house. That includes your laundry room. While you might not spend much time just hanging around your laundry room, you still create waste through using […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Be More Environmentally Conscious at Work

By |June 18th, 2019|

With the right trash and recycling service at home, like Brazos Valley Trash Valet, it’s easy to be environmentally conscious at home. Our monthly trash pickup service comes with complimentary recycling, and with our single stream system, you won’t have to worry about separating and sorting recycling yourself. However, it can be another story when […]

Disposing of Pool Chemicals

By |June 2nd, 2019|

With summer here, kids and adults alike are excited for all the opportunities to go swimming. If you have a pool at your house, you not only have the convenience of being able to swim whenever you like, but an added boost to your entertainment appeal. A house with a pool is the house where […]