Talking Trash

The dangers of lithium-ion battery fires

The dangers of lithium-ion battery fires

Did you know batteries can start fires inside your carts, collection trucks, and your local waste facilities? In this image, a lithium-ion battery sparked a garbage truck fire that closed a city street and put surrounding properties at risk in Bellevue, Washington....

Recyclables are commodities

Recyclables are commodities

How much do you know about the business of recycling? Most of us understand that when we recycle correctly, the stuff we put into recycling bins gets sorted, baled, processed, and made into new stuff. But how do those steps really work? How do we make sure that what...

A page a day to keep waste away

A page a day to keep waste away

Are you looking for some New Year's resolutions and daily inspiration for 2022? Do you like ideas that improve your family life, community, and the environment? If you answered “yes,” check out Waste Not Everyday: 365 Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Reconnect by Erin...

Green up your holiday clean up!

Green up your holiday clean up!

There’s no time like the week between holidays to kick-start your recycling and reuse efforts! Finish the winter holidays off right by making sure all your waste and leftovers are properly reused, recycled, or disposed. Not only will you have a cleaner home, but...

The best gifts

The best gifts

The peacefulness of winter, the closeness of family and friends…some of the best gifts are held in our hearts, not our hands. ~ Author unknown We hope this holiday season finds you receiving many "best gifts" -- happy times with loved ones, walks in nature, and...

Holiday hacks to suppress stress and maximize merriment

Holiday hacks to suppress stress and maximize merriment

We're getting down to the wire for holiday gifting and celebrating! Would you like to make your holiday season a little less stressful and turn it a brighter shade of green? Would you like a season that focuses more on your relationships than your stuff? Would you...