Posts for April 2015

Use Wise Recycling and Follow These Spring Cleaning Recycling Tips

Spring is here! The grass is turning green and starting to grow again. Flowers and plants are beginning to break through the soil. Birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. The urge to start spending time outside seems to grow every day with ideas of picnics, bike rides, and just spending some time in the sun. For most people, before any of the fun outside can be had, there’s a big cleaning process inside the house that needs to happen. Spring cleaning can be a daunting task for some. Fortunately, wise recycling and being conscious about which products you use can go a long way in making this task a little more bearable. Here are some spring cleaning tips to help you save some time and energy.

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Reduce E-Waste by Recycling

Did you know electronic waste is not allowed in any Waste Connections of Memphis container? Click here to learn where you can dispose of it properly.

Every year, electronics companies release a new generation of their “flagship” devices. Maybe you’re waiting for the new MacBook or iPhone. Maybe it’s time to upgrade your desktop or laptop. Maybe your device is just broken beyond repair. While most of our electronics find new a new home through Craigslist or eBay, there comes a time when every piece of electronic hardware no longer has any use (dial-up modems, VHS players, that PDA you used when Y2K was a thing). It’s not just hardware either; cell phone chargers, USB cables, and old headphones all take up space in the landfill when they provide valuable materials to recycle. As computers and electronics gain popularity by the day, the amount of electronic waste, or E-waste, increases in our landfills.

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Why Not Recycle Plastic Bags? It's Easy!

Did you know Waste Connections of Memphis makes it easy to recycle plastic bags? They accept them in their single stream recycling containers along with other items.

Plastic bags have become a part of our everyday lives. From the food we buy at the grocery store, to the clothes we buy at the department store, it seems these handy bags are used to carry our goods from store to home in almost every scenario. But what does this mean to the environment? Here are some staggering statistics about plastic bags that may just change the way you view these convenient carry-all contraptions:

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