Refuse and Recycling Blog

Waste Management in Connecticut: Are You Throwing Away Money?

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

The amount of money Americans waste each year is staggering, but even worse is the fact that a huge portion of that money is basically being thrown straight in the trash along with all of the other waste and garbage we produce. In fact, by taking a few easy steps, Americans could save billions of dollars each year with very little effort.

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Tags: waste management, commercial recycling, residential waste removal, waste management company

6 Amazing Waste Facts

Posted on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

There are many names for the things we throw away: garbage, trash, waste, refuse, litter, and rubbish, just to name a few. Perhaps there are so many names because of the sheer quantity we generate! Read on to learn staggering facts about the stuff we don’t care about (but maybe should)!

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Tags: commercial recycling, electronic waste, business recycling, be green, trash & recycling service, trash removal, recycled plastic, metal recycling

How to Improve Your Business Recycling Strategies

Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 08:51 AM

So you’ve heard that ‘green’ is the way to go to improve your business’s consumer appeal, but you’re not sure how to get there. Or, maybe your company already recycles some items but you’re sure there’s more to do. Starting or improving an existing recycling program will make your organization ‘greener,’ and let you (and your customers), feel good about reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Here are some great ideas to help improve your business’s recycling efforts!

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Tags: commercial recycling, community involvement, John's refuse, recycling strategies, electronic waste, business recycling, going green, zero waste

Which Dumpster is Right for Your Job?

Posted on Wed, Sep 04, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

Choosing the correct dumpster for your project shouldn't be done without consideration. You want to get a dumpster that is large enough to hold all of your waste, but one that isn't too large for your job, resulting in you paying for unused space within the container. Companies will often be able to give you a rough estimate for the size of dumpster needed for your job specifics. The following dumpsters have a variety of options for size, recommended uses and price points.

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Tags: commercial recycling, residential waste removal, dumpster, office waste, garbage pickup, large garbage items, roll off octagon compactor, vertical compactor, bulk trash, commercial dumpster rental, sizes and options, going green, garbage removal, trash & recycling service, trash removal, trash pickup, trash container size, trash container

Commercial Waste in CT, The Importance of Efficient Waste Disposal

Posted on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

There are many factors that go into operating a business. It doesn't matter whether it is keeping up with payroll or training employees, all of them are equally important and necessary to achieve the business' overall goal of being successful.

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Tags: commercial recycling, commercial trash disposal

Recycling in Connecticut, How Recycling Medical Waste Saves Money

Posted on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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5 Steps to Help Pitch an Apartment Recycling Program in Connecticut

Posted on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

If you're thinking about trying to start a recycling program in your apartment building or community there are a few things you should do to get your property manager to take you seriously. Getting support and having the facts will go a long way toward getting your apartment community on the green wagon.

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Tags: commercial recycling, recycling in CT

10 Tips for Helping Your Office Stay Waste Free

Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

When you’re not home, it can be difficult to practice green initiatives, especially in the workplace. In a work environment, getting everyone to recycle and reduce his or her waste can sometimes seem impossible. Actually, by not implementing simple environmentally friendly practices, your office could actually be losing money. Not sure where you can start, here are some quick tips your office could implement to help stay waste free. 

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Tags: commercial recycling, office waste, going green, reduce waste, reuse, recycling

How Can My Company Lower its Dependence on Plastics?

Posted on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

Do you know it takes plastic at least 1,000 years to start decomposing in a landfill? Consider that 2.5 million plastic water bottles get tossed in the trash every single hour, and it quickly becomes clear that we have a plastic waste removal problem. If you are trying to reduce plastic waste in your office, then here are some quick tips to help you get started.

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Tags: commercial recycling, recycling plastics, garbage removal, recycling, trash pickup

How to Implement Solid Waste Reduction Successfully in the Workplace

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

The US generates several million tons of municipal solid waste every year. It is estimated that about one-third of this waste is generated by businesses, such as offices, restaurants and retail stores. As awareness about the environmental impact of operations grows, businesses are becoming more conscious of the office waste generated by them. Here are some tips to reduce solid waste at the workplace:

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Tags: commercial recycling, commercial trash disposal, solid waste reduction