Waste Removal Tips & Advice

Recycled tires transformed into new things
There are more than 100 million scrap tires stockpiled across the U.S. and many more rotting away in landfills. One solution is to reuse or upcycle these tires into new creations. Here are more than 60 eco-friendly examples of what can be done with scrap tires.
america recycles flag for recycling organizations
Find out what nonprofit organizations are doing in your state regarding recycling and waste diversion. This is a state-by-state listing of recycling organizations helping to make your state a greener place to live. Be sure to do your part and join one of them today.
Eco-friendly, sustainable city graphic
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.
HometownRep - reputation management for trash haulers
Learn the importance of reputation management for small service providers. See how HometownRep makes it simple for all Hometown clients to establish and manage their online reputation.
Sewer - man hole cover
Applied CleanTech has developed an efficient way to harness sewage to save money on wastewater processing and produce a valuable byproduct called Recyllose. It's a dirty job, but worth doing it! The innovative process will reportedly save one Dutch paper mill company $389 million per year.
It's critically important for businesses to manage their online reputation in the Internet age. Studies show more than 80% of customers research online before choosing a product or service. HometownRep takes the guesswork out of managing your online reputation. Here's a quick primer.
Comparing junk removal service with renting a dumpster
Renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service are two of the top ways to declutter or clear out bulk amounts of waste. We compare the cost of each disposal solution, so you can be a more informed customer.
T-shirts made from recycled PEF plastics
A Dutch company called Avantium is a leader in the production of a 100% bio-based plastic material called polyethylene furanoate, or PEF. It’s a lot like the PET plastics used to make soda bottles and the like, but it’s a much greener alternative. Avantium recently launched a line of shirts made from PEF fibers, and it’s surely just the beginning of sustainable clothing design.
Energy efficiency in the U.S.
The ACEEE has released its 2013 report ranking states by their energy efficient policies and commitments. Massachusetts claimed the top spot with CA and NY rounding out the top 3.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
November 15 is the annual America Recycles Day in the U.S., and people in communities across the country are pledging to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.
NYC single-stream optical recycling machine
A new optical recycling machine in the Bronx, NY is designed to improve efficiency and make it easier to separate recyclables in a fully automated 4-step process.
Beanbag chair filling
Hong Kong-based KaCaMa Design Labs recently unveiled its latest green creation called PP Capsules. It's a beanbag chair stuffed with recycled plastic bottle caps.
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Launches Recycling at Work initiative
The nonprofit foundation Keep America Beautiful (KAB) recently launched its newest initiative called 'Recycling at Work' to help boost recycling rates in the workplace.
Artist Muharrem Batman creates sculptures constructed from trash and junk
Millions of tons of e-waste enter landfills each year -- a big problem worldwide. One artist is doing his part to use e-waste in a more artistic manner.
recycled trash at Nike Concept Store
What’s a $10 billion Fortune 500 company doing digging in the dumpster? Gathering building materials to construct its one-of-a-kind showroom made from discarded and recycled debris, of course. The eco-friendly design was actually dreamed up and built in the summer of 2013 by Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Ltd. based in Taiwan, which partnered with Nike to create the so-called NIKE X158 Hyper Nature concept store.