Eggs are a staple in the American diet being used in cooking, Easter fun, and the all-American breakfast. In fact, each person in the country consumes more than 270 eggs every year meaning hundreds of thousands of egg cartons will wind up in the trash, find a second use, or be recycled.
Shelby County offers county residents a convenient and year round facility to properly dispose of their residential Household Hazard Waste (HHW). For safety and environmental reasons, Household Hazardous Waste requires special handling and disposal.
Waste Connections Memphis offers businesses dedicated containers for cardboard recycling and they also collect bundled old corrugated cardboard (OCC) in nine communities in Tennessee and four communities in Mississippi.
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.
Visit the News section often to learn more about the many environmentally conscious and civics-oriented efforts Waste Connections of TN supports in the greater Memphis area. We will also provide service updates, Memphis recycling and waste disposal tips and informative articles on how you can support our efforts to keep Metro Memphis safe and clean.