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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29

Accidental exposure to medications can be a problem in the United States and it’s often in homes with young children, so it’s important to dispose of expired and old medications in the home as they present an unnecessary health risk.

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Recycling Rates Increase with Curbside Service

Today, it’s estimated that more than 90 percent of the country has access to some type of recycling program and each American keeps more than 1.5 pounds of recyclables out of the landfill each day. Those encouraging numbers are driven by environmental concerns and, as importantly, the presence of curbside recycling programs.

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Recycling Empty Aerosol Cans

Aerosol cans are fairly simple – the can is made of steel or aluminum and contains a product – like hair spray, shaving cream, or paint - to be dispensed.

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Recycling Cartons

One of the more common residential waste items placed in the trash rather than the recycling container is the carton. Juice cartons, soup cartons and many others often wind up in the landfill when they could be sent to a paper mill and recycled into new paper products.

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Memphis Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Waste Connections of Memphis encourages residents and businesses to donate to the Memphis Habitat for Humanity Restore.  It’s a way to make a real contribution to the community, help the environment and get some much-needed tax relief.

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Take Charge of Your Bill Paying – Go Online

Most of us are on the lookout for ways to cut the amount of time we spend on mundane chores. Waste Connections of Tennessee-Memphis is proud to offer Online Bill Pay, freeing up your time for more important things.  With an automatic payment plan, the monthly bill is recurrently charged to your credit card or debited from your checking account on a pre-set date every month without you having to do a thing. Not only can you have your bills delivered electronically, you can pay them online without paying a penny for stamps or envelopes. We provide it FREE to our valuable customers.

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Helping Communities Increase Recycling Efforts

As a waste disposal company that believes in corporate sustainability, Waste Connections Memphis works hard with residents, businesses, and governments at the local and state levels to help increase recycling efforts.  Our policy of corporate sustainability is something we take great pride in.  We are honored to be recognized as a partner with DeSoto County’s (Mississippi) recycling efforts.

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Proper American Flag Disposal and Etiquette

Burning the American flag is considered proper American Flag Etiquette and the right way to dispose of the American Flag.  In fact, The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags was approved through Resolution No. 440 by the National Convention of The American Legion meeting in New York on September 20-23, 1937:

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CD/DVD Recycling: Overlooked E-Waste

Vinyl records are making a comeback. Nobody uses cassette tapes or 8-track tapes anymore. CDs became the golden standard as a medium for music consumption in the late 1980s. Throughout the 1990s, they soared to popularity through cheaper electronics and easier access. Their popularity started to decline in the early to mid-2000s, but they hung in there. Today, we still have CDs for our music and DVDs for our video, but much of the content we consume is all digital. From streaming music and video services to MP3 downloads, our personal library of content has transformed mediums once again. But, what happened to the old stuff? E-waste is a growing problem and one which we can start to solve now. Most of our beloved tech hardware, as well as the discs and drives that we use with that hardware, contain hazardous chemicals that can poison our landfills. Because the CDs and DVDs from yesteryear can’t be put in your Waste Connections Memphis single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your e-waste through CD recycling.

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The Scoop on Pet Waste Removal: It’s not Yard Waste

Depending on what you feed your pet, animal waste isn’t necessarily an environmental threat in the order of carbon pollution or nuclear waste (although sometimes we wonder after they’ve come in from making lawn landmine). While Fido might not be leaving a radioactive pile on the lawn, it’s still not safe for you or your family to have it around. Pet waste removal is an important responsibility for all pet owners. After all, we want to take the best care possible of them, right?

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