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Scrap Metal Recycling
If your company produces large volumes of scrap metal during the workweek, you may want to think twice before you toss your scrap metal waste in the dumpster. In fact, a recycling company that offers dumpster rental serving Chicago will be able to assist you in the creation of a scrap metal recycling program for your business. Recycling scrap metal helps to conserve resources, and is essential for any eco-savvy company. Read on for an exploration of some of the terrific benefits of recycling scrap metal. Create Domestic Jobs Scrap metal recycling is a major industry that employs thousands of American workers.…
Plastic Housing?
Responsible waste management reduces our carbon footprint and preserves the planet, and it might change the way we look at housing as well. Recycling in Chicago puts reusable materials back into circulation and may make housing cheaper for everyone. Watch this video to find out if plastic could hold the key to cheaper housing. The Power Of Recycling People often underestimate the power of recycling, but they wouldn’t if they realized how far used materials can go. The plastics you throw away could actually be transformed into new building material in order to create more affordable housing options. The RePlast…
Innovation in Recycling
One of the biggest contributors to landfills is construction materials. Huge steps have been made in recycling this construction waste, but could waste management advance even more so that more materials could be used more efficiently? Watch this video to learn about an innovative idea for streamlining waste management for construction sites. An online database of available materials before a demolition, for instance, could allow other builders to reuse items before they end up in the dumpster. At Brackenbox, Jim Bracken and our team are committed to making recycling an easy and useful part of waste management in Chicago. For more…
Why Recycling is GOOD for Business…
Every business should give serious thought as to whether their current recycling policies are sufficient. And if you don’t yet have any sort of recycling program or waste management policies, it’s definitely time to implement them. Paper, plastic, and metal recycling is important for the environment and for your business’ bottom line. Recycling is essential for environmental protection. One of the most compelling reasons for businesses to recycle as much waste as possible is that it keeps it out of the landfill. Landfills are major contributors to climate change and, consequently, sea level rise. As a result of the decomposition of organic…
Construction Waste Management
In the past, construction waste took up large amounts of real estate at landfills, contributing to community waste management issues. Today, a large amount of construction waste can be recycled, either for future construction projects or for use in creating other building materials. If you are renting a roll-off dumpster for your construction project, your dumpster rental company may be able to assist you with recycling as well. If you are trying to figure out what waste from your project can be recycled, this information will help.   Fixtures and Appliances  If your construction project involves replacing fixtures or appliances, don’t just throw them away. If they are in…
Green Business Strategies
Adopting green lifestyles is increasingly popular both at home and in the workplace. If you want to go green at your business, a recycling program is a good place to start, but there are many other strategies you can use to reduce your company’s carbon footprint and to get all of your employees on board with environmentally friendly practices. Consider these strategies to go green in the workplace.   Make Green Practices Part of Your Company’s Culture   Adopting eco-friendly practices at work will usually mean changing some of the ways that you do business. That means you are going to need buy-in from your employees.…
Why Recycle?
Do you recycle? If the answer is yes, what is your reason? Some people recycle out of a sense of duty, while others do it because they care about the environment and want to leave a smaller footprint. Sometimes there’s an incentive involved, like a reduced cost for waste management or some sort of rewards program. But really, what are the best reasons to recycle?  Recycling saves landfill space. This is the most obvious fact about recycling because just about everyone knows that when things are thrown into the garbage, they end up in a landfill. Further, while recycling is sorted into different types of recyclable materials,…