We’ve long ago learned the motto: Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse. And it’s easy to apply on a personal level. Using a refillable water bottle instead of plastic, bundling your newspapers and cardboard for recycling, or even refurbishing old furniture or electronics. But when we take a look at our workplace and the waste stream created within, it can seem like a more daunting task.
No matter what industry you’re in, from …Continue Reading
Lancaster, PA (September 9, 2015) – ERC is known for its gigantic red trucks, but there is something at the heart of ERC’s business that most Pennsylvanians probably don’t know.
ERC is the largest residual waste processing facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region, handling millions of gallons of residual waste every year.
“We’re in waste, but ERC’s big end goal is to have zero waste end up in landfills, and that’s because we …Continue Reading
The new construction industry generates an average of 3.9 pounds of construction waste per square foot of a building. For a 2,000 square foot home that equals nearly 8,000 lbs of waste. For a 50,000 square foot mid-size office building, almost 100 tons of waste will be produced. If the project includes demolition, the same 50,000 square foot building will result in almost 4,000 tons of waste (155 …Continue Reading