Waste Removal Tips & Advice

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.
Bike Constructed of Junk Parts Generates Electricity
A team of engineering students in France developed two recumbent style bikes made from junk wood. The best part is they produce electricity using a basic chain-driven generator and battery hook-up.
Beach litter
He’s not your average artist; in fact, he works with trash found littered along highways and on beaches across the country. Barry Rosenthal is a New York photographer who stumbled onto using trash as an artistic medium after years of shooting plants in nature and realizing there was so much garbage littering these areas.
Houses constructed from old airplanes
Thousands of retired aircraft are rusting away in boneyards scattered across the Southwest. Some lucky birds, however, are being resurrected into comfortable, eco-friendly residences.
old cell phone
E-waste is a growing problem in the U.S. with about 2.37 million tons of electronic devices disposed of annually (EPA). ecoATM recycles e-waste and has currently handled 1 million devices and counting.
Cartoon showing fish swimming in a polluted ocean
The 2012 results of the annual International Coastal Cleanup were recently announced and the results show that yes, we are all slobs! Well, not all of us, but the findings were pretty astounding nonetheless.