Waste Removal Tips & Advice

Cities going gree - Dallas, TX
The Dallas metro area has made great strides in recent years toward sustainability, including green building practices, utilizing renewable energy and more.
Cities going green - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC is one of the largest metro areas in the U.S., and with size brings inevitable pollution, energy consumption, and other wastes. However, things are improving in Charlotte.
Indianapolis is going green
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.
One Bin For All in Houston, TX
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!
Houston, TX becoming one of America's greenest cities
Houston hasn't been known as the greenest city in the past, but things are beginning to change in the nation's fourth biggest city. This infographic will explain.
Miller Coors logo with recycle symbol
On the eve of Labor Day weekend, 2013, there’ll no doubt be plenty of backyard BBQs and more than a few cold ones being cracked open over the next few days. So, we got beer on our minds!
Garbage Man Joe - Joe Jarvis
5-year-old Joe Jarvis started his very own trash business in his neighborhood charging customers a quarter to deliver their trash containers down to the curb.
Surfing a wave filled with ocean trash
Ocean pollution is a global problem that is depicted in a surreal fashion in a photo by Zak Noyle depicting a surfer riding a barrel wave laced with trash.
Roofing shingle recycling
Ever wonder where old shingles end up? Shingle recycling is growing at a fast rate. Recycled shingles can be used to create new roads; see the graphic...
Unsustainable Creatures art exhibit by Cynthia Minet
Artist Cynthia Minet's "Unsustainable Creatures" exhibit recently made its way to LAX for all to see. The LED-lit sculptures depict animals and are made from trash.
Kroger's clean energy facility located on-site at its Compton, CA food distribution plant
Kroger plans to harness the power of food waste to produce biogas (methane) and organic fertilizer, closing the loop between the farm and the grocery store.
Homemade rain gutter bookshelf system
Need an inexpensive way to organize and declutter the books in your kid’s room, your home library, or your reading nook? Head to the home improvement store with a $20 bill to get started. Rain gutters – yeah, the kind that are on your house – make perfect bookshelves in areas that are limited on space.
Trex turns plastic into composite decking
One eco-friendly manufacturer of composite decking/railing materials saved over 2.5 billion lbs. of wood/plastic scrap from landfills. Turning a profit from recyclables, now that's a green idea!
Down in the Dumps sculptures and art
UK-based artist Mark Roberts (aka Markrobla) recently presented a public art series he called “Down in the Dumps.”
Dumpster prohibited items infographic
Certain items are prohibited from being tossed in roll-off dumpster containers by most dumpster rental companies. This infographic gives you a visual depiction of this information.