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Don’t be a fire starter

Don’t be a fire starter

We’re sure you’ve seen how airlines now handle lithium ion batteries. But did you know battery fires can easily happen in your warehouses or on trucks transporting your universal waste? Short circuits that cause fires can happen when batteries are stored or shipped in a non-compliant way. Don’t let non-compliant batteries be a fire starter. […]

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3 Quick Tips for Streamlined Pick-ups

3 Quick Tips for Streamlined Pick-ups

1. What’s your info? One of the first things we’ll ask when you’re on the phone is “can I have the name of your company?” We’re looking to search our systems for the pick-up site (the generator) and the billing contact (bill to). Having these pieces of information straight are important for the pick-up, generating […]

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5 Things Universal Waste Recycling Keeps out of the Landfill

5 Things Universal Waste Recycling Keeps out of the Landfill

1. Mercury Mercury is found in a number of universal wastes that you recycle. It can be found in fluorescent lamps, mercury containing devices, and even some button batteries. Improper disposal of these wastes can cause contamination of our water supply. Mercury can end up both in the drinking water and in fish, where it […]

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Earth Day Infographic 2019

Earth Day Infographic 2019

Compiled from statistics compiled by United Nations University and EPA. Reports exclude certain universal waste statistics including lighting ballasts, mercury containing devices, and certain battery chemistries. Sources: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/tca-wer120817.php https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/national-overview-facts-and-figures-materials

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2019 LED Recycling Guide

2019 LED Recycling Guide

Chances are if you haven’t already undergone a lighting retrofit, you will in the coming years. As LED’s continue to make strides in energy efficiency, lighting quality, and cost-effectiveness, they are fast replacing the fluorescent bulbs of old. They’re very different than fluorescents, but still should be recycled to help reduce waste. So we’re here […]

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Are You in Compliance

Are You in Compliance

As featured in Box & Bottle NYC- Green News Newsletter You are probably already well versed in traditional recycling programs, but in maintaining any hotel or large property, it is important and mandatory to recycle your universal waste as well. Universal waste is a class of very common wastes designated by the EPA that, when […]

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Handling Lithium Button Batteries

Handling Lithium Button Batteries

Lithium batteries come in all shapes and sizes from the rechargeable tool batteries, to car batteries, and even tiny flat button batteries. Lithium batteries need to be treated with particular care, in that a number of external and internal causes can cause them to short, cause a fire, and even explode. So each and every […]

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Compliance Tips: Fall 2018

Compliance Tips: Fall 2018

Fall is here and that means it’s time to get organized, so you’re not overloaded by universal waste this winter. We asked our in-house experts some ways to stay in compliance and keep your waste organized. 1.  Stock up on containers Our customer service specialists had a good deal to say about lamps, ballasts, and […]

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