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GREEN INITIATIVES

At Earthwise Disposal, we play a role in maintaining a clean community. New technology and more efficient “Green” practices help us all reduce our overall footprint.

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Grass Clippings

Collecting and removing the grass clippings when mowing is not only unnecessary, it may in fact be counterproductive to growing a healthy lawn. The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn.


Besides the obvious benefits for your lawn, grass recycling also benefits the environment by recycling the grass clippings and eliminating the need to deliver lawn waste to local landfills. Although many waste collection centers reuse lawn and garden waste for compost making, it is more efficient when the clippings are simply recycled in place.


 The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is essentially grass recycling. 


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Food Composting

One of the “great waves” in municipal and home recycling is the concentration on what to do with the enormous amount of food waste generated in and out of the home, by businesses, or as a result of surplus farming. On the grand scale, it is estimated that about one-half of all food that is produced or consumed in the U.S. is discarded. The main culprits are spoilage and overproduction/surplus.





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Car Batteries

Car batteries are the most recycled products in the U.S., having a 98 percent to 99 percent recycling rate. Most individuals simply return their old car batteries to the dealership or the store where they are purchasing their replacement. No matter the size of the car batteries (6-volt or 12-volt), and whether they are used in automobiles, motorcycles or trucks, you must dispose of car batteries properly because they are categorized as hazardous waste.
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Ink Cartridges

Every year, nearly 1.3 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world and less than 30% are currently being recycled. Three hundred million inkjet cartridges and 70 million laser cartridges are sold in the U.S. annually. Despite the environmental benefits of recycling over 150 million pounds of ink cartridges are buried in our nation’s landfills each year.




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Cork

Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process. Recycling cork from wine bottles can help lessen the pressure to harvest too quickly, because existing cork – in the form of wine closures or stoppers, for example – reduces the need to use virgin resources to fashion other cork-made goods.



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Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are among the most used items in our daily life, since they are convenient, light and unbreakable.  Despite how easy they are to recycle, however, the United States recovers less than 1/3 of all plastic bottles.


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Electronic Devices

Recycling raw materials from end-of-life electronics is the most effective solution to the growing e-waste problem. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals that can be recovered for future uses. It is energy efficient to rebuild old computers, but only about 2 percent of PCs ever find their way to a second user. By recycling 100 million cell phones, approximately 7,500 pounds of gold could be recovered.

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Cardboard Boxes

Most curbside collectors ask you to flatten the cardboard and group it together, either on the top or bottom of your recycling container. Stacking cardboard boxes separate helps you have more room inside your recycling container and allows your service provider to load his vehicle more efficiently.

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Lighting

Up to 70% of all U.S. households still have inefficient light bulbs. The benefits of switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs are not just environmental. They also save you money over their useful life. If every home in the U.S. switched just one inefficient light for an Energy Star one, it would be equivalent to taking 800,000 vehicles off the road.

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Aluminum

Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the United States. Other types of aluminum – including siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames and lawn furniture – can also be recycled.


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Cell Phones

Worldwide, 1.6 billion cell phones were sold last year. Numerous charities accept used cell phones for reusing or recycling.  Recellular, the largest cell phone recycler in the world, recycles over 10,000 used phones every day.

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Glass

It takes glass nearly a million years to decompose in a landfill. If you’re looking for a more creative option than reusing or recycling, re-purpose your glass containers into soap dispensers, candleholders or wind chimes.

 

 


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Newspapers

More than 50 million newspapers are printed daily in our country alone. More than half of these daily papers are thrown away. If everyone would recycle just the Sunday paper, half a million trees would be saved each week.

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Shopping Bags

More than 500 billion plastic bags are used annually around the world.  Use reusable cotton and fabric bags instead, since plastic bags never biodegrade.