ERC of PA, ERC of MD, and Trash Depot will be open on Wednesday March 15th. Our trucks will have a delayed start due to road conditions until 7am. The disposal facility will be open for normal business hours. If you have any questions, contact us at 1-833-342-5372.Continue Reading
When you’re preparing to rent a roll off dumpster for a DIY home project or for commercial construction use, deciding what size dumpster to choose can be tricky. It can be tough to look at the potential clutter around you and think in terms of tonnage. Could my garage possibly include two tons of waste? Could expanding our master suite really create four tons of scrap and junk?
We’ve created …Continue Reading
In business, sometimes budgets can be tight and it’s not uncommon to find yourself tasked with a company-wide directive to take cost-saving measures wherever you can. So you might be tempted to add another month or two in between storage tank cleanings. You haven’t seen any negative effects, so maybe you hold out another month until you have your tanks serviced again. Delaying tank cleanings may seem like an easy way …Continue Reading
With all the costs associated with running a small business, it is important to save money whenever possible. Most costs are unavoidable, but can be significantly decreased with a little research. A good place to start is discovering ways to make your building energy efficient.
Sounds like a lot of work, right? Not to worry, there are great resources out there that help you get the ball rolling. For starters, the …Continue Reading
Although individuals and corporations alike are making strides to reduce the amount of waste that goes into nation-wide landfills, trash and by-products are still populating landfills. After reuse, recycling, and composting efforts 54% of America’s municipal solid waste meets it’s final destination in a landfill.
While landfill disposal is the least desirable option in the waste management hierarchy, it’s important to know that modern landfills shouldn’t carry the same negative …Continue Reading
Poorly managed hazardous waste poses a serious threat to both human health and the environment at large. In response to a growing need for waste management standards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a series of regulations meant to track and regulate the management of hazardous materials. In these regulations, businesses are required to adopt a cradle-to-grave management approach. While this management approach has worked well for deterring improper waste …Continue Reading
It’s amazing the amount of waste that is created in the practice of caring for and healing people. The healthcare industry, including physicians offices, dental offices, hospitals, rehab facilities, and urgent care offices, just to name a few, creates a staggering amount of waste each year.
Hospitals in the U.S. produce more than five million tons of waste annually
That’s the equivalent of 25.1 pounds of waste per …
Organic waste is probably what we’re most familiar with in our day-to day lives. The leaves you rake in your yard, the banana peel you throw out each morning, or what you clear off your dinner plates each evening. Organic waste encompasses any waste material that comes from plants or animals and is biodegradable.
According to the US Composting Council, organic waste is the largest trash component and makes up …Continue Reading
You may have heard it called waste-to-energy, energy-from-waste, or energy recovery. Used interchangeably, they all describe the waste management strategy of using non-recyclable materials and converting them into useable heat, electric or fuel through combustion. The waste-to-energy process generates renewable energy and off-sets the need to create energy from fossil sources. It also works to reduce carbon emissions and reduce methane gas from landfills.
Waste Management Hierarchy
It is important to understand the …Continue Reading
E-waste is a category of hazardous waste that is made up of the electronic devices you have around your home or office. This includes computers, laptops, cell phones, iPods, printers, televisions, stereos, toasters, blenders and microwaves, just to name a few.
As we continually upgrade to the latest technology, most of these old devices are tossed away, and this is causing problems. When electronic waste is left to break down …Continue Reading