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Northeast Data Destruction Expands Secure Product Destruction Services

Northeast Data Destruction, a NAID “AAA” Certified company, has expanded services beyond traditional paper shredding. “The business environment is changing quickly, and as a result so is the need to keep company, client, and customer information and products secure” said Randy Miller, President of Northeast. “The goal is to be a...
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4 Negative Factors Affecting Recycling Markets in 2016

You may have read of the downturn in recycling markets in the past few years. This has a far reaching impact, from the recycling and solid waste management companies, all the way to your home recycling bin. Let’s take a look at four negative factors affecting the recycling markets in...
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How to obtain the highest value for your scrap metals

Whether you are an electrician, plumber, construction manager, or director of manufacturing, it is important to know the best and most efficient way to maximize your scrap value. Most types of scrap, if properly segregated and cleaned – will bring a higher value than commingled scrap. Why? All material needs...
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Are Recent Projections a Sign of a Bright Future For Old Corrugated Cardboard Demand?

As anyone in the recycling industry knows – material prices are determined by only one basic factor, “supply & demand”. Market factors that can create demand can be a growth in production of finished product, (resulting in higher demand for recyclable feedstock) or even severe weather conditions affecting collection, transportation,...
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Truck drivers – they should be viewed as friends, not enemies

We encounter trucks in our travels and commutes every day. These trucks, which include not only tractor trailers but straight trucks and delivery vans, are part of our daily life. According to the US Dept. of Transportation there are over 15.5 million trucks operating in the US. Of these over...
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New regulations being implemented for all export shipping companies

As part of the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated that all containers specify a certified Verified Gross Mass (VGM) weight starting July 1st, 2016. The VGM consists of the weight of the cargo plus the tare weight of the container. If you...
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My Electronic Device Stores How Much Information?

Today everyone enjoys the use of electronics, and all the conveniences and luxury they provide. However it is sometimes overlooked that valuable and confidential information is stored on most every standard computer, laptop, cell phone, copier and fax machine. Many end of life electronic data storage devices are disposed of...
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Bundling, Compacting or Baling your Cardboard

While there are numerous ways to address the need to handle large amounts of scrap cardboard and paper, baling and compacting are the most common. Cardboard and paper typically generated in large quantity from distribution centers, large retailers and liquor stores, printers, manufacturing facilities – and many other locations –...
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Are you doing all you can to protect your company, client, patient, or customer sensitive information?

Most companies have a privacy policy in place, most likely included in their Company handbook. They may even review this with their employees from time to time -and perform periodic training to reinforce the need to keep their confidential information “their business”, and to minimize the possible risk of a...
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Small companies face challenges with Organics Recycling

In 2014 the State of Massachusetts implemented an “Organic Waste Ban”, mandating that any organization that generates more than 2,000 lbs. per week of food waste must compost or repurpose. Repurposing can include utilizing as animal feed, or even energy generation through biogas recovery. This may sound like a simple...
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