Starting a Recycling Program for Home or Business

Recycle at home or business to lower costs and improve the environment.The first major question that should be answered in getting started is “What materials are going to be recycled?”

Since most people know that almost everything can be recycled, they get buried in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. My suggestion to anyone wanting to begin a recycling program is to make a list of what materials you have to recycle. From that list, which of these materials do you have the most. For example, say you want to recycle materials from your home. You have made a list and it includes:

  • Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Newsprint
  • Books & Magazines
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Clothes Hangers

Now you can stop and look at which of these materials you have the most. To get your family members or co-workers to join you in this recycling effort, start with one or two items. Get a couple of containers and tell them that you would like for them to join you in recycling. I have found that if you don’t overwhelm them with a lot of different items, especially at first, the participation rate will be higher.

Once you have made a list of what items you have to recycle, you will need to do a little investigating work to decide where you will need to take these recyclables. On your way to work, be looking for a place to drop off these items. If you have a large amount of recyclable materials, some companies will pick them up.

Recycling is good for the world we live in, and it can be a cost saver for you if you participate. If you have a large volume of material to recycle on a regular basis, we offer pick up services over a large area north of Houston. Send us a message telling us about your recycling needs and you may find that we can help you!


Recycling at Haas Toyota World in Spring

We have gained a new recycling partner this week. Joining our effort in recycling is  Fred Haas Toyota World in Spring Texas.

Haas Toyota World, Spring, TexasAccording to Jeff Debner , Collision Center Director, they generate a large amount of scrap metal and to a lesser amount scrap aluminum.  They have in the past recycled these materials, however they were not being served by their recycling vendor in a timely manner. They have agreed to continue to recycle these materials and in addition we will also start recycling their cardboard. According to Debner, they have been paying a vendor to remove this material.

We are very pleased to have Fred Haas as a new recycling partner.

High Tech in Trash Industry?

High tech is all around us, and the trash  disposal business is no exception. We just read an interesting article about a new way to handle household waste. Our business is recycling, and this is not really recycling, but it is a related activity, and, we thought, very interesting.

It is all about getting rid of household waste in an environmentally friendly manner, and that interests us. In this case the trash is put through a process that blasts it into gas and leaves any hazardous materials in a molten glass state that can be collected and disposed of safely while the gas can be used to drive the process itself. No more landfills required! You can read more about it in Wired by clicking on this link, “Trash to Gas“.