Why Should You Get Rid of the Plastic Bag?

Because you asked us… Why Should You Lose That Plastic Bag? “The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year” (NRDC) Paper Bags: Tote Bags/Recyclable Bags:

Tires: Why recycling them is the best way to handle them

 You Asked: “What do I do with my old tires?” According to a Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology report, approximately 280+ million used tires are discarded each year. Only about 30 million of these tires are retreaded or reused, leaving the remaining 250 million scrap tires to be managed. Since 1996, Ohio law prohibits landfills in Ohio from accepting whole scrap tires for disposal. […]

How to Start Recycling at Home

Recycling bins

In 2018, the amount of MSW generated was 292.4 million tons. The amount of MSW recycled was 69.0 million tons and the amount composted was 24.9 million tons. About 17.7 million tons of food were managed by other methods. The amount of MSW combusted with energy recovery was 34.6 million tons, while the amount of […]


No plastic bags

Recycling is easy if you do it right. We see a lot of people who mean well and want to recycle right! Often times, we engage recyclers at our public drop offs who are shocked to hear that plastic bags are incredibly problematic. Plastic bags in our problematic and here is why: 1) Plastic bags […]

My Sustainable Valentine

“Insert soultry valentine’s day music here” We all know that Valentine’s Day is an event filled with cards, sweets, flowers, and gifts. But, have you ever thought about how to say “I love you” without generating unrecyclable waste? This year, US Valentine’s Day gift-givers are estimated to spend a record-breaking $20.7 billion, according to the National […]

Cardboard Recycling

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Recycle Right- How do I recycle cardboard? It’s really easy. 1) Break down the box and flatten it. 2) Remove any tape or paper work that is hanging off the box. 3) Remove any Styrofoam peanuts or packaging and throw them away. They are not recyclable in our bins. 4) Remember: greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. If you want, cut […]

Contamination: What’s the big deal?

IT’S ALL IN YOUR BIN. “What is going on with recycling?” “Why can’t I put this plastic in your bin?” “I’ve always been putting these in the recycling!” “You don’t take mattresses? I’ve always left them there”? We have heard it all. We want to make recycling easier for you. Let’s give you a few […]