Recycling

Recycle your junk to save money on disposal costs

Benefits of Recycling Junk vs Throwing it Away

Recycling reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, saves energy, and prevents pollution. Learn about the many other benefits of recycling that are often overlooked.

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What to Look for When Using a Hauling Service for Recyclable Materials

Recycling has strict guidelines, and you want to be sure the service provider you rent from follows those rules. Find out the most important things to look for when using a hauling service for recyclable materials.

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Get LEED certification for your home

LEED Certification by the Numbers

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first comprehensive report in late-2013 detailing the economic and environmental benefits of LEED certification. Here are some of the key findings.

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Detroit’s curbside recycling plan off to a shaky start

Detroit launched curbside recycling in 2014, but participation rates are low at just 10% one year later. Learn more in this article.

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Mobile App Makes it Easier to Recycle Holiday Junk

Recycling made easier. The newest version of the iRecycle app from Earth911.com makes it simple to find recycling and disposal sites near you.

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Illegal dumping sites in the U.S.

Consequences of Illegal Dumping in America

Illegal dumping is a global problem. Learn all about the resulting environmental issues, public health risks, and even tax hikes, and potential solutions to the problem.

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Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Launches Recycling at Work initiative

“Recycling at Work” Aims to Boost Recycling at Your Workplace by 10%+

Read about the nonprofit foundation Keep America Beautiful (KAB) ad how they recently launched a newest initiative called 'Recycling at Work' to help boost recycling rates in the workplace.

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Recycling 101: Learn How to Recycle More and Throw Out Less

While there are no national mandates requiring individuals to recycle, the EPA announced in November 2020 its ambitious plan to increase American recycling efforts to 50% by 2030.

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Cities Going Green: Charlotte, NC [Infographic]

Charlotte, NC is taking measures to counteract its reputation for having heavy smog. Learn more in this brief informative article.

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Guide to Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Shingles

Our guide to roofing shingles disposal will make it easy for you to manage your roof debris and choose the right size dumpster for your project.

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Cities Going Green: Indianapolis, IN [Infographic]

As the state capital and second-largest city in the Midwest, Indianapolis has taken the bull by the horns in trying to turn things around to become eco-friendly.

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E-waste recycling from the USPS and MaxBack

USPS Expands Free E-Waste Recycling Solution for Consumers

Learn all about the United States Postal Service's new partnership with MaxBack that makes it easier than ever for consumers to get rid of old electronic devices in an eco-friendly way.

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recycled tiny homes

Tiny Homes Built from 99% Salvaged Materials

A Texas-based building company may have a solution to the problem of scarce building materials: Tiny homes made from up to 99% salvaged building materials right down to the nails.

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how roofing shingles can be recycled and turned into asphalt

Shingle Recycling Infographic - How it goes from the Roof to the Road

Learn about the many benefits of recycling your old roofing shingles and how doing so not only minimizes landfill waste but helps to build our roads, as well!

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Rent a Recycling Dumpster: Sizes and Costs

Learn why renting a dumpster for recyclable debris is a great idea that is environmentally friendly and may actually save you money in the long run.

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Trex turns plastic into composite decking

Eco-Friendly Company Saves 2.5 Billion lbs. of Wood and Plastic Scrap from Landfills

Learn how one eco-friendly manufacturer of composite decking/railing materials saved over 2.5 billion lbs. of wood/plastic scrap from landfills and turned a profit from recyclables.

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Zen Robotics Recycling Robot System

The World's First Robotic Recycling System

Baetsen Recycling is set to install the world's first robotic recycling system at its Netherlands-based recycling facility. Learn more about how ZenRobotics' ZRR system is revolutionary. 

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Don't Throw That Away! Guide to Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal

Here’s a quick rundown of several of the most common items prohibited by dumpster rental companies and how to properly dispose of them.

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Clean Load Your Dumpster to Save Money

To save money in the debris disposal process, we recommend clean loading your dumpster. Learn how to clean load your dumpster and the benefits with our article.

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How to Teach Kids About Responsible Waste Removal

Kids may not fully understand the ramifications of tossing recyclables in the trash instead of the recycle bin. Find out why it's so important for adults to teach kids about responsible waste removal and recycling.

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20+ Creative Ways to Reuse Empty Bottles and Cans

Get inspiration for recycling and reusing empty bottles and cans. Find DIY decor and other crafting ideas with your recyclables. 

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42 Ways to Go Green This Year

We've compiled a large list of 42 ways to go green so that you can start living a more sustainable lifestyle today.

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reuse scrap tires

60+ Ingenious Ways to Reuse Scrap Tires

Get inspired and find new solutions for your old scrap tires. There are thousands of ways to reuse or upcycle these tires into useful, eco-friendly creations.

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Paving the street with recycled plastic mixed in asphalt

City’s Quest toward Green Dominance has it Putting Trash into the Roads

Vancouver is taking plastic waste and putting it into its streets, literally. A new plastic/asphalt mixture is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional asphalt.

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Trashout app for reporting illegal dump sites in your neighborhood

Neighborhood Trashed? There’s an App for that

Learn about a cool new app available on iPhone and Android devices that lets you report illegal garbage dumps quickly and easily.

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Big List of Recycling Organizations Helping America Go Green

Find out what nonprofit organizations are doing in your state regarding recycling and waste diversion. Do your part to help keep our planet clean and healthy.

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Turning trash into construction materials for building

Trashed Homes: 13 Houses Constructed from Junk

Not all junk is bound for landfills. Check out these awesomely creative houses constructed out of trash and recyclables.

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How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Proper disposal of household hazardous waste is important to the health of our environment. Read our article to learn the proper procedure for responsibly disposing of hazardous household waste.

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Houses constructed from old airplanes

Junked Aircrafts Make Comfortable Abodes

See the amazing ways people repurpose airplanes and other aircraft into amazing structures that are not only livable but stunning to look at.

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Augustin from Honduras builds helicopter out of trash

Man Builds Helicopter Out of Trash, Reminds Us Anything Is Possible

Get inspired by the incredible story of Augustin—a man from Honduras working to build a helicopter our of trash and upcycled materials.

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Recycled silicon becomes batteries

Silicon Waste Recycled into Thin, Flexible Batteries

Learn all about how old silicon gets a new life as a lithium-ion battery. Find out how upcycling old materials to make new materials helps our environment.

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guide to eco-friendly bulk waste removal

Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Waste Removal

Learn all about how to handle bulk waste removal in a way that is not only better for the environment but also better for your wallet in some cases.

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valuable items found in trash

From Trash to Treasure: 7 of the Most Valuable Items Ever Found in a Dumpster

Discover some of the treasure that people throughout the country have found thrown out with the trash—fine art, historical documents, ancient artifacts, lottery tickets, and more!

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