Cans of cola and other aluminum or tin beverage and food containers are widely accepted at Advanced Disposal and third party recycling facilities. Be sure to rinse out the items and place in your bin or cart. Leftover food residue could contaminate an entire load of items making everything unrecyclable, so be sure to keep it clean.
While most greeting cards can be recycled, consider repurposing the ones that cannot. Upcycle cards by making paper crafts with them such as cutting out the designs to use them as gift tags or ornaments for next year’s holiday season.
Strings of popcorn and even tinsel garland are considered household waste. Place these items in your garbage containers for disposal. Other decorations like glass baubles are not recyclable as well. If any of your glass baubles break, carefully wrap and dispose in your trash bin. Plastic baubles are usually made from types of plastics that are likely to be covered with glitter which would negatively impact the recycling process as well. … read more
The holiday season brings joy and good cheer to many but in turn, also generates a lot of waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by 25 percent. In the U.S., 4 million tons of waste is generated by gift wrap and shopping bags alone. Give back to Mother Earth this season and incorporate some waste reducing ideas to help keep the holidays happy for the environment too!
Keeping the Tree Green
Many residents have the option to dispose of their Christmas tree at the curb as part of their curbside garbage or yard waste collection. Often, trees can be recycled. Check with your local services provider on tree collection guidelines. If you are an Advanced Disposal customer, please visit your local Advanced Disposal facility page and check your garbage guidelines. … read more
It is estimated that more than 70% of Americans celebrate Halloween, and it is the second-highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. U.S. households will spend $7.4 billion this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation, on costumes, decorations, treats and parties. Make your mother proud this Halloween by following some of these green tips:
1. Retro Costumes: Make your own using old clothes or items from thrift stores, or create a costume swap with family and friends to recycle costumes. Nearly 85 percent of store-bought costumes are discarded after one use!
2. Trick-or-Treat Collectors: Decorate and use household items to collect candy, such as buckets, bags or pillowcases. They can be inexpensively decorated and reused year after year. … read more
Why Waste is a question relevant to us all and is Advanced Disposal’s challenge to itself and to you, our customers and information seekers, to not waste resources – human, natural or financial – and to find environmental services solutions that make sense while balancing the tripod of financial, environmental and logistical realities. This debut into the blogosphere is a means of opening conversations about topics relevant to the business of a clean environment. As the environmental services industry is one ripe with innovation and change, Why Waste is here to serve as a resource for the business owner, project or property manager, resident, city leader, teacher, college student and anyone looking for well thought out information on managing waste – whether it’s generated by a person, community, business or institution. … read more