Recycling 101 Series – #1 Aluminum, Indefinitely Recyclable
Did you know that aluminum can be recycled indefinitely? That means that one aluminum can can become multiple cans down the road without losing its integrity!
Recycling 101 Series – #2 Skip the Bags!
When taking recyclable materials to a facility such as our public convenience center, it is best to “free load” the materials. In other words, don’t use plastic bags! Plastic bags cannot be recycled and have to be manually opened and discarded. Often, there is not the manpower to open the bags, and so the entire lot ends up not getting recycled.
Recycling 101 Series: #3 Plastic Film
Most grocery stores have bins where you can recycle your plastic grocery bags, but did you know that you can also put other plastic film in these bins for recycling? Some examples include dry cleaning bags, bread bags, Ziplock bags, etc. Help us keep plastic film out of landfills!
Solar Energy Project #1
I am standing on top of our construction and demolition processing facility where Tiger Solar has started the installation of over 700 solar panels that will cover almost 100% of our electrical needs. This is right in line with our mission to be stewards of our environment. We are very excited about this project.
Recycling 101 Series: #4 PVC Piping
PVC piping often ends up in landfills, but it can be recycled! Van der Linde has partnered with AZEK, who uses old PVC to make decking materials. Bring us your PVC waste and keep it out of landfills!