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As a recycling and solid waste disposal services provider we are constantly getting asked, “How can we reduce our handling and disposal costs?” Here is case study of a happy new customer. Miller Recycling recently received a call from a warehouse manager of a large pharmaceutical distributor in Massachusetts. They had a problem handling the...
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At Miller Recycling, we service numerous facilities generating a wide list of commodities. The majority of these materials are recycled. Unfortunately, some – due to their makeup and combination of incompatible products – cannot be recycled. One of those products is used or scrap furniture. Used furniture contains a combination of fabric, wood, foam, metal,...
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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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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 friendly space that practices recycling...
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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 recovery of cardboard (OCC) recycling...
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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, forklifts, loaders, balers, shredders, guillotines,...
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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 for us. Recycling Trucks Across...
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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 studies: Miller Recycling was recently...
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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 in supply, which has driven...
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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 2016: 1 – Market Slowdown...
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