Waste Removal Tips & Advice

Map of top 10 cities with green homes in the U.S.
A list of the 10 cities in America for green homes has been released. A green home is one with eco-friendly features, such as Energy Star appliances, low-flow faucets and more.
Is this the "Green Generations"? It would seem so according to a new survey that finds a vast majority of Americans care about recycling and living an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Thermostats polluting landfills with mercury
Only about 10-percent of mercury-filled thermostats are recycled properly, meaning tons of toxic mercury is entering landfills each year. It's a public health crisis that needs to be addressed.
Trash incineration process graphic
14% of the trash generated in the U.S. is burned at trash incineration facilities, generating 19 billion kWh of electricity and keeping millions of tons of garbage from entering landfills.
e-Cycle takes old electronics for cash
Cell phones and other electronic devices contain a variety of potentially toxic elements and should be recycled properly. You can now recycle your phone with e-Cycle and earn money for it.
Paving the street with recycled plastic mixed in asphalt
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.
Turning trash into construction materials for building
Not all junk is bound for landfills. Check out these awesomely creative houses constructed out of trash and recyclables.
Tech inventions built from trash and junk parts
Turning trash into technological awesomeness takes quite a a bit of imagination, creativity, and of course, junk! These are five very cool examples of how people have turned regular old garbage into advanced technology.
Filabot recycles plastic into filament
Plastic waste is a huge problem in America -- more than 31 million tons enter landfills each year. Filabot hopes to change that; it's a desktop robot designed to eat plastic waste and spit out plastic filament for use with 3D printers.
Save money on dumpster rentals
There are several effective ways to save money on a dumpster rental in your hometown. We have the tips you need to save as much as a few hundred dollars next you time you need a roll-off container for a clean-out or construction project.
Recycled Orchestra builds its own instruments from junk found at the local landfill
A small slum village situated virtually atop a Paraguayan landfill has found a way to transform discarded junk into ear-pleasing musical instruments.
Wedding and garbage truck
An Arizona man surprised his wife of 16 years with a wedding vow renewal ceremony like only he could -- in front of a huge, state-of-the-art eco-friendly garbage truck. To say he has an obsession with trash is an understatement, but it's certainly not a bad thing to have a passion in life!
Worm composting at Charlotte Douglas Airport
North Carolina’s Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) is on the cutting edge of manufacturing huge quantities of worm poop…Huh!? It’s true, and it’s not gross; it actually makes this airport one of the most eco-friendly in the United States.
iRecycle app from Earth911
Recycling made easier. The newest version of the iRecycle app from Earth911.com makes it simple to find recycling and disposal sites near you.
Ken Butler makes musical instruments from trash
Artist Ken Butler turns everyday garbage into ear-pleasing musical instruments, such as violins, cellos and pianos. He uses junk like old shovels, wheels and tennis rackets to make musical bliss.