Reducing Waste

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 […]

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 […]