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There are a number of “costs” associated with recyclables that are sometimes overlooked by the average person. Consider the range of costs for picking up and transporting material to the recycling facility end market. If a trailer load of baled paper is being picked up and shipped directly to a paper mill, the transportation cost per...
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recently announced that a record amount of 67.2% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in the year of 2016, an incredible feat for paper recovery. According to WhatTheyThink, the annual paper recovery rate has doubled since 1990 and U.S. paper recovery has either met...
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As the Earth’s wellbeing and contamination levels continue as a global topic of discussion, we wanted to share a local story, from right here in Massachusetts. Massachusetts, like many states, has worked through recycling regulations and best practices for years in order to optimize its recycling stream. Looking for a solution to improve their waste...
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How many companies can say they ran ads in the local paper, January 7th, 1941? We did! In the early 1940’s, Frank Miller Sr., our founder, saw an opportunity and began buying and selling everything from scrap metals, paper, textiles, and used furniture. He soon became known as the local “junk dealer,” occupying a local...
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As most familiar with the recycling industry know, China is by far the largest consumer of recyclables materials in the world. Their enormous manufacturing base, as well as their expanding desire for consumer products abroad, has created a country that seems to have an endless need for raw materials, including recyclables. The country’s enormous appetite...
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Many companies, landlords, realtors, and others periodically encounter the need to efficiently and cost effectively remove obsolete stock, inventory, office furniture and structures, electronics, and more. These materials could be left behind due to a business closure, bankruptcy, relocation, renovation, or in the midst of downsizing. Even insurance claims resulting in water, smoke, or fire damage...
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In 2015, the State of Massachusetts generated 5.5 million tons of trash. For many years, the majority of this waste was disposed of in landfills.  Whether this is the “preferred” method, from an environmental standpoint, is a topic for discussion – however it is typically the most cost effective. This is about to change. Many...
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A blast from the past. Check out this video from the 1980s at our old facility in North Attleboro. Yes, that’s our president, Randy Miller!
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Five years ago, the analytics firm comScore partnered with UPS to poll five thousand consumers on their online shopping habits. The results? In 2016, shoppers made 51% of their purchases online, compared to 48% in 2015, and 47% in 2014. The five-year study also found that an increased reliance and convenience of smartphones has bolstered...
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Many believe the recycling business to be a fast growing field. And why wouldn’t they—there are opportunities galore, as countries band together to save the planet, reduce our carbon footprint, and increase “sustainability.” However, entering the recycling field is more involved than it seems on the surface, and it takes patience and preparation to become...
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