At Bay Disposal & Recycling, we talk about waste management tips a lot because it’s a very important subject that we think everyone should understand. Our philosophy is, the more people know about the problem, the better they be able to add to the solution. So here are a few quick ways you can take […]
No one likes when things go to waste. Especially if you spent money on something and weren’t able to use it or you didn’t get the value from it you expected. But with a little planning, we can all strive to reduce or eliminate waste by being conscious of our actions. Here are a few […]
Based on all of the bad publicity plastic has been getting recently, one might think this is an easy question to answer. But the truth of the matter may be surprising if you believe that paper is the clear winner in this equation.
Let’s look at the facts. On the plus side, paper is made […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]