Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Each Earth Day has a different theme. Last it was “Climate Action,” and before that, “Protect Our Species,” in 2019. Earth Day 2021’s theme is “Restore Our Earth.”  Each year people around the globe spend a day focusing on the chosen theme and acknowledging the day through events and activities designed to bring awareness and...
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Scrap Metal and 30 Years of ISRI Membership

We’re celebrating a big milestone in 2021: Miller Recycling is proud to be a 30-year member company of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. For me, reaching this point is a gratifying reminder of how long we’ve been helping our clients with their recycling needs. (Of course, Miller Recycling has been around for much longer...
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Recycling Single-Use Cups is Finally Possible for Paper Recycling Companies

You have a lot to think about in the course of a typical day. The fate of your disposable coffee cup probably ranks low on the list of your daily concerns. Wonder no more: Whether you toss it in a trash can or in a recycling bin for mixed paper, that cup is almost certainly...
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What China’s National Sword Policy Looks Like in 2021

If you haven’t gone looking for news about international recycling, you may not realize the significance of a recent development out of China. The country’s “National Sword” policy—sometimes shortened to “China Sword”—isn’t new, but the restrictions it places on foreign waste imports became even stricter at the beginning of this year. American recyclers and consumers...
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What Scrap Metal is Worth Recycling?

Scrap metal recycling is a massive industry, generating estimated revenue of more than $26 billion in the U.S. during 2020 alone. Some of that cash can be yours when you recycle the scrap metal that your business generates.  Certain types of scrap are more valuable than others, but I believe that recycling scrap metal is...
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Should My Company Rent Recycling Equipment?

Managing recycling output isn’t what anyone daydreams about when they first start building their business. And yet, if you’re like a lot of business owners, troubleshooting recycling issues is a frequent item on your to-do list. Boxes pile up in front of fire doors. Your sorting containers are too small, or not being used correctly....
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What is Organic Waste and How Should it be Handled?

It’s virtually impossible to walk through the world without absorbing some recycling messaging. By now, I think most people know that soda cans and clean paper should be tossed in a recycling bin instead of a trash can. Apples cores and leftovers,also known as organic waste, however—that’s a different story. Organics can be harmful to...
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Open Top Containers are a Touch-Free Time Saver For Pandemic Construction

Every industry was touched by the start of the coronavirus pandemic. While construction has fared better than some, the crisis certainly threw a wrench in the works (pun intended). Now, as crews rush to make up for lost time and permanently shuttered businesses hurry to clear out their premises, being able to work quickly is...
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Battery Recycling: What You Need to Know

Like greasy pizza boxes and plastic bags, batteries are one of those common objects that you have to think twice about before trashing. Do they belong in the recycling bin? The garbage can? Or should they be handed off to your municipal recycling program? Many battery types can’t be recycled, but some can. Proper battery...
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