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A Walk Down Memory Lane

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...
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Repercussions on Recyclables from China’s “National Sword 2017” Policy

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...
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Commercial & Industrial Recycling Salvage Services

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...
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The Future of Solid Waste in Massachusetts

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...
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The Key to Recycling Baler Fluffer

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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How Rising Rates of Online Shopping Impact Recycling

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...
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The Recycling Business is More Complex Than You May Think

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...
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Why is it so difficult to recycle Styrofoam?

“Styrofoam”, is a brand name for EPS, or Expanded Polystyrene.  This material comes in many forms shapes, and sizes, but is typically found as protective packaging for appliances, furniture, electronics, and other types of items. Unfortunately, it is also the material of choice for large coffee chains such as Dunkin...
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Waste Removal Services in America

The United States generates a LOT of waste.  (254 million tons in 2013).  While many people regard recycling as the best method of waste removal, only 34% of our waste is actually recycled.  That leaves 66% or 167 million tons that need to be disposed of annually.  Where does it...
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Recycling Industry Reduces the Trade Deficit

The recycling industry has been playing a major role in reducing America’s trade deficit. In America, a considerable number of export containers are shipped to various countries. These containers are filled with scrap metal, paper, and plastics. Scrap commodities are among the nation’s largest exports by value. Overall, exports account...
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