Celebrating 15 years of talking trash!

April 28th, 2017|Trash Talk 101|

We’re excited to share that this month marks our 15th year in business and we thought, what could be a better way to celebrate than to highlight some recycling we’ve collected in our own office?! Over the past 15 years, we have witnessed many changes in recycling standards. Jump in the time machine and head [...]

TV has Gotten Trashy!

August 22nd, 2014|Trash Talk 101|

Has everyone been watching Human Resources on Pivot TV?  We have, and so far we’re loving it! The show is based on the inner workings of the innovative recycling company TerraCycle. Located in Trenton, New Jersey, TerraCycle’s lineup of spunky employees are led by their CEO Tom Szaky, who founded the company at 20 years [...]

Let’s All Try to be A Little Greener this Holiday Season

November 27th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

The holiday season is upon us and retailers everywhere have started their campaigns to get us all into their stores to buy the latest and greatest toys, gadgets, clothes, you name it, they're trying to convince you to buy it.  This year we are challenging you to think about reducing and reusing when it comes [...]

So Many Leaves… What to do with them all?

November 8th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

The clocks have changed, the temperature outside is getting cooler and our lawns are covered with leaves; yup, fall is officially in full swing here in the Northeast.  Now the question is, "what should we do with all of our fallen leaves?" There are many who choose to do nothing at all with their leaves [...]

Tomorrow is National Drug Take-Back Day

October 25th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

The seventh National Drug Take-Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with local communities throughout the country, will be held tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10AM-2PM local time.  Marylanders are able to take any unwanted prescription medications to State Police Barracks for proper disposal. The Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Diversion [...]

Paper Recycling

August 29th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

Paper, specifically newspaper, can be credited with kick starting the curbside recycling industry.   Forty (40) years ago when curbside recycling was just beginning to take shape it all centered around newspapers because back then newspaper was everywhere.  There wasn’t social media, 24-hour coverage or news apps on cell phones.  For everyone to keep up-to-date with [...]

Household Hazardous Waste

July 25th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

    What makes waste hazardous?  Not all hazardous waste is generated at an industrial plant.  In fact, many of us generate household hazardous waste on a regular basis.  According to the EPA "leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, [...]

Why Isn’t All Plastic Recyclable?

July 11th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

Recycling sure can be confusing.  Why is it that some plastics can go into your recycling bin but not others?  In order to fully answer this question we must first explain the recycling process. “As represented by the three arrows in the recycling symbol, recycling involves three elements: collection, manufacturing and reuse. The three elements [...]

All About Styrofoam Recycling

June 27th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

According to the EPA, “Each year Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used for your coffee this morning will still be sitting in a landfill.†Styrofoam products are easily identifiable by their number “6†recycling symbol.  All Styrofoam cups and containers must be rinsed and [...]

Understanding Recycling Drop-Off Sites

June 20th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

Single-stream recycling makes curbside recycling at home much easier, but not everything that can be recycled can be put into these bins, as shown in last week's blog.  Every county across the state of Maryland offers drop-off sites for various types of waste and recycling that can't be collected in your curbside bin.  Whether you've [...]