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The Benefits of Recycling

On the surface, it would seem that the primary benefit of recycling is to lower the amount of trash that goes into landfills. Based on the fact that the United States alone generates more than 258 million tons (that’s 516 trillion pounds), and taking into account that only about 35% of that waste get incinerated […]

A Quick Checklist for Recycling E-Waste

Drive up and down any local neighborhood street right before a scheduled trash pickup and you’ll probably see curbs lined with televisions, computers, and other electronic equipment that people are tossing out. That’s a shame, really, because up to 95% of e-waste can be recycled by facilities that specialize in doing so. When left for […]

The Benefits Of Waste Compactors

If your business generates a lot of waste on a daily basis, you may want to consider the benefits of using a trash compactor in place of a standard dumpster. While it’s true the upfront costs of purchasing or renting a compactor may be a little more than what you’re paying for your dumpster pickup […]

Ideas To Reduce Plastic In Businesses

Plastics that escape into the oceans—either by accident or human carelessness—has become a global issue that many people are trying to resolve. You’ve probably read articles or heard about “skimming” vehicles that sift through our oceans, bays and harbors to remove floating trash so it can be disposed of properly. And while these are doing […]

How To Properly Dispose Of Hazardous Waste

When you read the term “hazardous waste,” does it make you think of spent nuclear fuel rods or industrial sludge from a factory? Of course, you don’t need to worry about disposing of those kinds of wastes because they are highly regulated. But believe it or not, you probably have hazardous waste in your home […]

Items You Can And Cannot Recycle

It’s great when individuals and organizations make a concerted effort to recycle. Recycling is a great way to keep our landfills from getting overloaded, protect our valuable air, water and soil, and it helps to preserve the Earth’s natural resources. However, it’s important to know what can and cannot be recycled so valuable materials aren’t […]

Recycling for the Future

What happens when we run out of room for our garbage?
The United States produces more than 30 percent of the planet’s total waste, yet contains only four percent of Earth’s population. In 2014, more than 258 million tons of trash was discarded from American homes, businesses and other institutions. Approximately 65% of that ended up […]

December Schedule

We understand that many people generate additional waste and recycling products during the holiday season, so we’re making it easy for you to clean up! With that in mind, here is the December pickup schedule:
Smithfield (Refuse Pickup)
West Side: Every Monday | 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
East Side: Every Tuesday | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Smithfield (Recycling […]

How to Safely Throw Away Bones

Happy holiday season from Bay Disposal & Recycling!
Each week we bring you tips and tricks for saving the world. This week we’re here to help you safely and responsibly dispose of meat byproducts such as food scraps, bones, bacon grease, and oil/veggies that were cooked with meat. If you haven’t yet cleaned up after […]

Eco Friendly Turkey Day

Happy Trashgiving 2018!
If you haven’t seen our blog from last year’s turkey day, check it out Here. This year we’re back with more quick tips and tricks to minimize your Thanksgiving footprint.
Ready? Let’s eat.
Shop Local. There are tons of farmers markets in Norfolk, Hampton, and the Peninsula of Virginia—as well as Powell’s […]