There’s no use holding on to old junk that you no longer need, but some items are trickier to dispose of than others. One thing that throws many conscientious homeowners through a loop when it comes to trash and recycling is what to do with old or unusable ammunition. It [...]
Just like Thanksgiving, Christmas has its own special (and sometimes daunting) waste management challenges. After all the presents are exchanged and the dinner is finished, you have a veritable mountain of boxes, paper, and food waste. And then there’s the tree, if you got a real tree this year. It’s [...]
No couch is meant to last forever. At some point in your life, you’ve probably been faced with the issue of disposing of furniture. Sometimes if your old furniture is still functional, you might buy new furniture to better express your style. So, what do you do with the old [...]
To “upcycle” something is to reuse it in such a way that makes it more valuable to you than it was before. If something is about to go into the trash, just about anything would be more valuable than it is to you at that moment.
If you’re like most people, you likely throw your coffee grounds in the trash. There aren’t a lot of other options. However, that may soon change. In the meantime, there are ways to be a little more environmentally friendly.
Recycling isn’t just an environmental movement. It’s necessary because the earth has limited resources. How can we preserve vital non-renewable resources for the coming generations? We can teach the next generation how to use resources wisely by recycling.
You can benefit from doing a few things that are good for the environment. It’s not all about mother nature, some of it impacts your wallet. You can also make your neighborhood a little cleaner. While going green may seem extreme, it isn’t.
If your trash bin is overflowing, you may be able to reduce, reuse, and recycle your way down to a more manageable amount of trash. If not, you may need to get an additional bin from the company that provides your trash and recycling services in College Station. Brazos Valley Trash Valet has options that can help you.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is an increasing problem. It’s easy to throw away old cell phones and monitors when you upgrade or when they stop working but it’s terrible for the environment and not always legal.
Every day, each of us creates over four pounds of garbage. In a year, the USA alone generates over 220 million tons of trash. Half of our trash ends up in landfills and stays there practically forever.