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Celebrating Recycling with America Recycles Day and Earth Day

There are two recycling holidays each year.  You’ve heard of Earth Day, but do you know about America Recycles Day? America Recycles Day America Recycles Day is a national initiative started by Keep America Beautiful. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the...
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Where Recyclable Products Are Processed

We’ve gotten a lot of questions on where we ship or market the multiple grades of metal, paper, and plastic recyclable products we handle. When we reply that many of these materials are exported to foreign countries, people have a hard time believing recyclables would be shipped to the other...
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Why Are There Sometimes Charges Related to Recycling?

Many people wonder why there are charges related to recycling since recyclable materials have value. Think of recycling as one option for managing waste. The process of managing that waste costs money. The value of the material generated through the process is not always equal or greater than the expenses,...
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My History is the Recycling Business

My name is Randy Miller and my history is the recycling business. I am the third in my family to preside as President and owner of Miller Recycling Corporation, located at 73 Plymouth Street in Mansfield, MA. In 1972, I started my career in the recycling business when I began...
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3 Key Recycling Terms Every Business Should Know

Do you find yourself confused about the various descriptions used to define terms in relation to the environment and recycling as a business? There are many terms and tag lines used to define the various factors affecting our environment and how we treat it. In order to build an environmentally...
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Recycling Trends: Corrugated cardboard recycling looking strong

Corrugated cardboard recycling has been on a consistent rise for the past few decades. The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recently released a report stating that Old Corrugated Container (OCC) recovery has been climbing at a steady velocity since the 1990’s. The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) also recently announced...
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The importance of a proper Lockout / Tagout program

Safety is and should be the #1 priority for any recycling facility.  Lockout / Tagout is one way to ensure safety of all workers in recycling operations. There are many moving parts within a recycling operation – and each one can and does present a potential hazard to employees. Trucks,...
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Recycling road safety for back to school time

September is back to school time.  That means there will more kids on or around our roadways, waiting for school buses, walking or biking to school.  All vehicle drivers need to be more aware and be on the look out for kids – they don’t always know to look out...
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What is “Hard to Manage” waste?

We often encounter requests for services that don’t typically don’t fall into any “categories” we have listed on our web site, brochures, or promotional materials. We created a name for this type material, “Hard to Manage” waste, due to the challenges it can and does create. Here are of few case...
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Did you know that fracking and the oil glut affects recycling markets?

In the past 3-4 years the United States and Canada has seen tremendous growth in oil production. This in mainly the result of implementing new technologies, which include fracking and the recovery of oil from sands. This technology has had various effects on the oil markets – creating a glut...
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