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Nov
04
Blog Post

5 Hazardous Waste Categories and Proper Handling

When you think of hazardous waste, do you envision drums of oozing liquid covered in skull and cross-bone stickers? That image certainly can fall into the hazardous waste category, but hazardous waste can be created by almost any industry or manufacturing process. There are other types of hazardous waste that you may not realize are a danger to our health or our environment. Pesticides? That one most people know. …

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Oct
13
Blog Post

Sustainable Wastewater Treatment For Today’s Industries

From a young age we’re taught the fact that the Earth is made up mostly of water. Seventy-one percent to be exact. It seems as if water is a truly abundant resource. But the fact that many of us don’t readily know, is that only 1% of that total is fresh water, suitable for consumption.

While an average American household can use around 350-400 gallons of water …

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Sep
24
Blog Post

4 Ways You Benefit from Industrial Waste Recycling

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, …

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Sep
11
Press Release

Waste Expert ERC Supports Lancaster’s Rubber Duckie Race

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 …

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Sep
10
Blog Post

Reducing Construction Waste through Recycling and Reuse

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 …

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Aug
24
Roll Off Dumpsters

10 Items You Shouldn’t Toss Into Your Dumpster

When you’re tackling a home improvement project or a spring clean-up, the amount of unwanted trash you accumulate can surprise you. Residential curbside trash & waste removal can make it difficult to get rid of your waste, with limits on the number of bags and over-sized items you can put out each week.

Roll-off dumpsters are perfect for situations where you’re accumulating a lot of trash all at once. Delivered …

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Aug
13
Blog Post

Staggering Food Waste Statistics

It’s common to throw away the remains of an uneaten sandwich, a container of yogurt that’s a day or two past expiration, or a piece of produce that’s a bit over-ripe. After all, you’re just one person and it’s just one piece of food. But think about that waste multiplied by a family of four, then multiplied by the families on your block, and then multiplied by the neighborhoods in …

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Jul
28
Blog Post

4 Steps to an On-Site Waste Assessment

Have your company’s Environmental, Health & Safety duties fallen into your lap? Are you struggling with what your first step should be? Partnering with environmental recovery service professionals will help you get control of the waste production within your company.

The first step that a reputable waste management business will take is conducting an on-site waste assessment. The goal of an on-site audit is to identify and track your …

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Jul
09
Blog Post

Breaking Down Containerized Waste Storage & Disposal

At ERC we handle and process nearly 60,000 drums every year, so we know the ins and outs of containerized waste disposal. Whether your company produces non-hazardous or hazardous containerized waste, we ensure compliant waste storage and disposal.

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Hazardous vs Non-Hazardous Containerized Waste

All companies produce waste, and classifying waste as hazardous or non-hazardous can lead to a big difference in disposal costs. …

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May
05
Press Release

EPA Grants Award for Food Waste Composting Program Designed by ERC

Lancaster, PA (May 4, 2015) – Recycling papers and plastic bottles is a step in the right direction, but 30 percent of food is thrown away in the United States, and it is the second highest component of landfills.

Franklin & Marshall College teamed up with ERC in 2014, and in the first year of its food waste recycling program, diverted 73.4 tons. The organic matter is taken by …

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