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  • Waste To Energy Programs

    Waste to energy programs have evolved over the years. Currently, the United States has 86 of these plants located in 25 states. These facilities convert non-recyclable waste and turn it into various forms of energy, including heat, fuel, and electricity. The current facilities are able to produce 2,720 megawatts of power from 28 million tons of waste. If you are a business owner, you should support building more of these plants so that your recyclable materials do not end up in landfills but actually help produce energy.
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  • Uses For Recycled Cooking Oil

    If you're like most restaurants, you go through a huge amount of cooking oil each month. However, disposing of used oil can be a problem. You don't want to put it in your drains and risk clogging your pipes and contaminating the sewer system. Although there are many ways to properly dispose of your cooking oil, recycling this product is just good business. Recycling your oil is not only kind to the environment, but can actually attract customers who prefer to do business with companies to make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.
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  • How To Make Money Selling Scrap Metal

    Most households and businesses have so-called scrap metal sitting around. It could be an old appliance, discarded building supplies, a bicycle you never use or old shelving. All of these items represent money if you're willing to haul them down to a scrap yard. However, to people who have never made such a transaction, the thought of selling scrap metal can be rather intimidating. After all, most scrap yards are located in less familiar neighborhoods and you may be uncertain about what to do when you arrive at the yard.
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  • 3 Recycling Tips For Medical Facilities

    According to the World Health Organization, only 20% of the waste generated by healthcare activities is hazardous or toxic. The other 80% of waste is just general waste. With so much non-hazardous waste coming out of healthcare facilities, it's vital that clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals take steps to ensure that any recyclable material is recycled, rather than ending up in landfills. If you're looking for ways to green up the waste management department of your medical facility, here are some tips that can help.
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  • Recycling Asphalt Roofs

    Most roofs with asphalt shingles need to be replaced at least every20 years, although storm damage might result in the need to replace the roof even sooner.  Roofs generally weigh between 3 and 4 tons, which results in a huge amount of asphalt shingles in landfills each year.  One fairly new option homeowners and roofing companies have is to recycle the asphalt shingles in the roofs that are demolished.  Why should you consider recycling your asphalt shingles?
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  • 4 Tips For Getting Rid Of Clutter Around Your House

    It can happen to anyone--you live in a house for a few years, and, before you know it, every closet is full of junk, and your attic, basement, and garage are full of junk that you no longer want or need or you don't know what to do with. Once you realize that clutter has overtaken your home, don't ignore it! With a little bit of time and effort it is eay to get your house organized.
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  • Three Advantages To Using Professional Shredding Service

    Too often a business will purchase a paper shredder to dispose of sensitive documents, but this type of do-it-yourself shredding is not enough to prevent problems for your company. Simply throwing away your shredded documents in a dumpster can create security and legal issues for your company. The following are three reasons to have a professional shredding service company, such as Vital Records Control, do this work for you and how this service will prevent problems due to poor document disposal.
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  • Urban Prospecting: Four Tips To Get Precious Metals Out Of Junk

    If you want to start a hobby prospecting for precious metals like gold, today, you do not have to pack everything up and move to the desert. There are a lot of precious metals that you can find in urban junk like electronics. The metals you can find range from everything to copper, aluminum, silver and gold. There are complicated processing techniques to get these metals, as well as hobby enthusiasts that use simple scraping techniques.
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  • Eliminate Trash with Minimal Waste—A Size Guide for Roll-Off Dumpsters

    Whether you're looking to clean out a small garage or entirely refurbish your home, dealing with a large quantity of waste can be a difficult task. Roll-off dumpster rental services can help you accomplish your goals, but many people hesitate to invest in a dumpster rental out of concerns surrounding purchasing a size that they don't need and losing money. Luckily, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to eliminate those concerns.
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