Choosing a dumpster that's too small for your project can end up costing you in overage fees, or worse, force you to rent a second dumpster to finish the job. Learn about dumpster sizes and how much they hold with the help of our infographic.
(Nov,2013) November 15 is the day nationally recognized as America Recycles Day (ARD). It started back in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition and as of 2009 has been handled by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) -- one the nation's largest non-profits focused on improving the health and vibrance of communities through sustainability, recycling and other green initiatives.
The city of Dallas, TX was near the bottom of the list in terms of pollution, air quality and recycling rates just a decade ago but within the past few years has made a major turnaround. It adopted the Dallas sustainability plan in 2006 and since has made major improvements in the city's greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, green building practices and overall carbon footprint.
Sure, it hasn't always been synonymous with "sustainability" or "green", but things are starting to change for the 17th biggest city in the United States.
The state of Indiana hasn't had the best of reputations when it comes to maintaining an eco-friendly profile. In fact, a 2007 report published by Forbes ranked Indiana second to last -- 49th out of 50 -- in terms of overall air/water quality, waste management, green policy, energy efficiency and other factors. 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.
UPDATE (8/22/17): The One Bin initiative in Houston is now a defunct program, and the city is currently facing a lawsuit from EcoHub for issues relating to the original bidding process in obtaining the recycling contract, according to The Texas Monitor. More details to this story here. Below, read about the original plan to implement One Bin For All in the City of Houston. Recycling rates are pretty poor on average in the U.S. -- about 30% nationwide. The recycling rate in Houston, TX is less than half the national average!
In part 1 of our ongoing infographic series called "America's Greenest Cities", we take a look at why Houston, TX is becoming one of the most eco-friendly cities in the United States.
Recycling shingles into new asphalt pavement mix rather than dumping them in landfills saves the contractor and homeowner money. In some cases, it costs half as much to recycle shingles compared to the tipping fee costs at landfills. RELATED READING
We've discussed before what can go into a dumpster and what can't, but this infographic will explain the do's and don'ts of filling a dumpster in more of a visual format.
Americans are addicted to green -- no, we're not talking about the "green" that's legal in a handful of states for medicinal use. We're talking about living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle.
American's generate about 250 million tons of waste each year. That's an incredibly huge amount of trash, junk, construction debris, e-waste, and so on entering landfills, recycling centers and composting piles each year.
Sure, you could always just recycle old bottles and cans, but what fun is that? We’ve come up with a huge compilation of alternative uses for empty bottles and cans.
Decluttering your home isn't always fun is never fun, but it's something we should all do at least once a year. Hometown has put together a useful infographic to help streamline the decluttering process. We've provided a list of resources and useful tips to help get your home clutter-free in no time.