Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Free Electric Typewriter

Free to good home! One IBM electric typewriter. Call Bobbi @ 252-633-1564. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alcoa introduces new aluminum product line

Alcoa introduces new aluminum product line

The Sustana aluminum product is manufactured with both low carbon emissions and recycled content.
November 29, 2016
Recycling Today Staff
The aluminum company Alcoa Corp.  has unveiled Sustana, its newest aluminum product, at the Aluminum 2016 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The new product line is manufactured with low carbon emissions and recycled content. Alcoa says the new product is well-positioned to meet customer demand for sustainable aluminum products.
The Sustana product has been designed to help companies reduce the carbon intensity of their supply chain and achieve their sustainability goals.
According to Alcoa, the Sustana family includes two key products:
  • Ecolum – A primary aluminum produced with energy from hydro-powered aluminum smelters, each with a production ratio of less than 2.5 metric tons of carbon per metric tons of aluminum. The product also has a low carbon impact, estimated at 75 percent better than the industry average. The products are produced at hydro-powered smelters that generate less than 2.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide per metric ton of aluminum. Alcoa provides certificates of origin that enable customers to verify the sustainability benefits when reporting on their own operations.
  • Ecodura – Aluminum billets made from recycled content, ideal for customers seeking low-carbon materials for their products. Available in a variety of alloys and sizes, the products are made with at least 50 percent recycled content and use up to 95 percent less energy to manufacture when compared to products with no recycled material. The Ecodura also contributes to LEED and BREEAM certifications for sustainable building projects.
“Companies across a range of end markets have made sustainability a core business imperative, and as a result, they’ve prioritized the use of low-carbon aluminum products with proper certifications,” says Timothy Reyes, president of Alcoa Cast Products. “By introducing these eco-friendly Sustana products, which offer significant sustainability benefits when compared to the industry average, Alcoa is underscoring its commitment to helping customers reduce their environmental footprint.”
“This global product launch also builds on our own long-standing commitment to sustainability, which includes several noteworthy reductions in our own carbon footprint,” Reyes continues.
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Anne Jahr
+47 23 98 56 23

Monday, November 28, 2016

100,000 Miles of Beautiful Things

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Nov. 28, 2016
#GivingTuesday is Coming!
Tomorrow (Nov. 29) is #GivingTuesday!

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, help us raise $100,000 for "100,000 Miles of Beautiful Things" and support our efforts to fulfill a vision of a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.

For every $1 donated, Keep America Beautiful's National Staff and Board of Directors will match the first $25,000. You help us raise $25,000 and it becomes $50,000 -- taking us halfway to our goal!

In the past year, Keep America Beautiful and our national network of community-based affiliates cleaned, improved and beautified more than 100,000 miles of roads, parks, shorelines and waterways across the nation. We delivered more than $236 million in measurable benefits to communities nationwide.

Help us surpass that milestone and help more Americans #DoBeautifulThings. We can't do it without your support.

As our new video states: We don't clean up communities just to keep America beautiful.
We clean up, so Americans can do beautiful things.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed November 24 and 25.

We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed November 24 and 25.

We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Future of Waste Trucks

Waste360 @Waste360                           
: Brion Maguire of discusses the future of trucks:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Recycle your clothes

KeepAmericaBeautiful @kabtweet                          
Be like our friends and recycle your clothes by donating them to a local nonprofit.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Many Uses of Castile Soap

The Many Uses of Castile Soap

Castile soap is a versatile product that’s making its way into grocery stores around the country. It’s use dates back to the 11th century, and it has a lengthy history. Today, castile soap is used as everything from a cleaning product to toothpaste. Below is a short history of castile soap, its ingredients, and its uses.

Originating in the Eastern Mediterranean, soap was brought to Europe by the Crusaders. Muslims in Spain first built soap making factories in Europe, during the 12th century. A few hundred years later, soap factories sprang up in France, which produced Marseille soap. Marseille soap lead to the creation of castile soap, as early soap makers did not have access to laurel oil, and therefore replaced it with olive oil.

Castile soap is a soap made purely from fat using vegetable oils like olive oil, rather than animal fats. In Castile, Spain, the soap was made of olive oil only, but now includes a variety of vegetable oils. Castile soap is generally organic, and is made using three simple ingredients: water, vegetable oil, and lye. If you want to make it yourself, all you have to do is combine the mixture, add fragrance (if desired), and let it age. There are also lye-free castile soaps available, which are completely chemical free.

Body Washing: If you’re using castile soap to clean yourself, you can choose a scented version if desired. Then simply lather up and rinse well! The soap will leave your skin hydrated and protect against dryness, but won’t be oily. Using castile soap is a great option for those with sensitive skin, as you can opt for a completely organic brand that won’t leave any harsh chemicals on your skin.
Laundry: You can use 1/4 to 1/3 cups of castile soap to do your laundry. Adjust this amount depending on water hardness. If you add a dash of baking soda to the water, the soap will be even more effective. You can even use the soap to bathe your pets: just make sure you keep the mixture away from their eyes! To keep the mixture organic while still providing a fresh scent, add lavender or mint sprigs.
Shampoo: Use castile soap just as you would a normal shampoo. Depending on your hair length, apply roughly a quarter-sized amount of castile soap into the palm of your hand and work it into a lather in wet hair. Rinse well.
Teeth Brushing: If you add a minty flavor to your soap, it works surprisingly well as toothpaste. This toothpaste lacks any abrasive substances, so it’s perfect for people with sensitive gums and teeth. Only use a drop or two of the soap, as any more might cause you to foam at the mouth! Brush as you normally would, and rinse well.
Cleaning: For most household cleaning, dilute one part soap into 40 parts water. If you need a stronger mixture for tough-to-clean stains or heavy grease, you can choose to dilute it by half this amount or just use it at full strength. Store your mixture in a spray bottle for easy access when it’s time to scrub.
Ultimately, castile soap is one of the best options on the market for versatile soap use. It’s environmentally friendly, organic, and can save you money, as you only need to buy one product for your house instead of dozens of cleaners and scrubbers.

This article was provided by Samantha Greenbaum, health conscious, earth-conscious mother of two. If you’re looking for a commercial cleaning company in Virginia Beach who uses safe practices and products, Samantha recommends Anago.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Another day of helping communities and the environment

Waste Management @WasteManagement                           
Another day of helping communities and the environment.

Monday, November 14, 2016

trainers made out of ocean waste

WasteExpo @Waste_Expo                          New Brunswick, NJ
Go ! They created trainers made out of in an effort to reduce in waters around world

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Recycling Tip of the Day

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Strategies That Engage Minds

Can "STEM" be thought of as Strategies That Engage Minds? (Credit to ) At the solutions session of STEM in schools.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Schedule

Veterans Day Schedule

In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed today.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
Thank you Veterans!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Veterans Day Schedule

Veterans Day Schedule

In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed tomorrow, November 11.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
Thank you Veterans!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Okay 86ers, let's pick up all those political signs! You can dispose of them at any Wake County convenience center.

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month

NC Museum of History @NCmuseumhistory                           
🙌 November is and NC is responsible for growing nearly 50% of the entire United States' supply! 🎉

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pepsi Co Recycling

PepsiCoRecycling @PepsiRecycling                   Make your tailgate more sustainable by placing one recycling bin to every trash can on campus!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Republic Services offers tours

Republic Services @RepublicService                           
Our MN team stopped by the home of 3yo Luke who toured one of his favorite trucks. You look great in the driver's seat, Luke!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Waste Audit at NCSU

  1. NCSU WRR @NCStateRecycles                           
    and did a for students enrolled in the class. Check it out:
    Results? Coming soon!!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Enjoy a Greener Thanksgiving

Recyclebank’s Top 10 (Tur)Key Ways to Enjoy a Greener Thanksgiving

Written by Recyclebank .
Stuff your turkey, not your trash can. Follow these tips to maximize your food and fun this Thanksgiving, without all the waste.

Thanksgiving dinner is usually a go-big-or-go-home affair, but you can loosen your belt without stretching out the trash bag, too. A few tweaks to your Turkey Day routine will help you kick off the season of excess — did you know that we create 25% more waste than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day?! — a bit less, well, excessively.

Here are our 10 best suggestions for enjoying yummy food and entertaining hungry guests all while reducing waste along the way.

Prepping Your Home

1. Get your house in order before guests arrive. From kitchen to dining room, there’s so much to tidy up before it’s time for turkey. Instead of using store-bought bottles upon bottles of chemical cleaners, make your own package-free DIY cleaners out of vinegar and baking soda for all areas of your home. You can also shine up surfaces with a reusable cloth instead of paper towels.
Read More: 6 Green Cleaning Tips for Before and After Thanksgiving Dinner

2. Set your table with style. Though it might be tempting to go the disposable route for your plates and utensils (especially if you have a lot of guests), resist the temptation! You can also ditch the disposable napkins as well. Opt for cloth ones instead, and choose funky patterns that can help show off your fall flair.
Read More: Intertwined: For Table Settings, Chic Is in the Details

3. Make a DIY centerpiece. When it’s time to decorate, skip the store bought fall staples like fake leaves and fall fruit. Instead, forage your yard for some pretty branches and leaves worthy of stealing the attention away from the turkey! Choosing natural décor also allows for super easy (and waste-free) cleanup... when you're done with them, just add it to the compost, or return your items back to your yard where you found them.
Read More: Greenly: Bring Your Thanksgiving Table to Life

4. Keep your waste separate. Want your guests to follow your recycling rules? Then help 'em out! Create separate, clearly-marked bins to help you and your guests easily separate compostables and recyclables as you're prepping, cooking, and cleaning up.
Read More: 10 Ways To Have A Greener Thanksgiving

Taking Care Of The Food

5. Make sure you’ve got this Thanksgiving in the bag. When shopping, make sure you bring lots of reusable bags so you can carry home all the goods you need for your feast without any unnecessary paper or plastic bags.

Read More: 6 Tips for a Greener Thanksgiving

6. Go less-processed when it comes to desserts. Skip the packaging of store-bought dessert ingredients and make your own sweet treats from scratch. Canned pumpkin spice can be nice but it doesn't compare to fresh pumpkin when it’s pie time.
Read More: 5-Step Thanksgiving Prep

7. Better yet, go can-less for your meal, too! Why stop at dessert? Your meal can also be can-free! Make your own delicious cranberry sauce or green bean casserole using fresh ingredients instead of their canned (or mostly canned) counterparts. Not only will you be reducing waste, but your guests will be impressed. You’ll taste the difference!
Read More: An Organic Journey: Thanksgiving Without The Cans

8. Make your own grocery staples. And now… why stop at just cans? Cooking shortcuts always come with lots of other packaging, like bottles, boxes, and bags. Instead of cutting corners, make your own staples ahead of time — like salad dressing or even chicken stock (to be used in your side dishes) — and after the meal, make turkey stock to keep for future meals.
Read More: The List: 4 More Grocery Staples You Should Make Yourself

9. Create fewer leftovers. If five days of leftovers aren’t your thing, try making less food to start with: If you’re hosting a small get-together, consider buying turkey breasts rather than a whole turkey. If a huge spread (or a whole turkey) is a must, plan to spread the leftovers wealth: Stock up on reusable containers to pack up and send home with your guests (or ask them beforehand to bring their own containers), so everyone can enjoy a more modest amount of turkey sandwiches.
Read More: Proper Green: Happy Non-Awkward Holidays

10. Spice up your leftovers, literally. Kick your leftovers plan up a notch by adding a few simple ingredients to the basic leftovers recipes. We dare you to even throw an after-party on Friday with the same guests as a challenge to transform them into a completely unrecognizable meal. At the very least, if you’ve got too many leftovers and they’re getting boring by day five, you can always get inventive just for yourself.
Read More: Greenly: Not Your Mama’s Turkey Sandwich


Friday, November 4, 2016

Waste Industries now on Twitter

Notice something different? Yep, we're now on Twitter.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Recycling Steel

Did You Know Monday: Steel is North America's Number #1 Recycled Material.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Go Green on Halloween

Begin with the Bin @beginwiththebin 1 hour ago
Not sure what to do with leftover pumpkins from Halloween? See graphic below for details.

Home Electronics Disposal