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May 21st, 2013
In the city of Petaluma, most residents are unaware of where their trash goes to. According to Rob Repetto, route manager at Petaluma Refuse and Recycling, details the process of how trash is picked up to where it is disposed or recycled.
Petaluma produces approximately 50,000 tons of trash and recyclables each year. Petaluma trash goes through a simple recycling process in which it is hauled away to decompose at the local Redwood landfill. Petaluma recyclables however, takes a longer process. The recyclables are first stored at a warehouse located on Petaluma Boulevard South to be eventually hauled and shipped to Santa Rosa sorting facility. After the recyclables are sorted into glass, plastic, metal and paper categories they are then sold to companies in the U.S. and from around the world. Petaluma also accrues organic waste in which Petaluma Refuse and Recycling will collect and haul away to the Central Sonoma County Landfill.
Repetto say their slip-body trucks, which allows them to carry garbage and recyclables in separate compartments, have made collecting and hauling trash more efficient and faster as about one truck can cover over 800 residence a day.
Fast Haul also provides fast and professional junk removal and hauling in the city of Petaluma. As well, Fast Haul dispose, sort and recycle their trash collections in the most efficient and environmentally-friendly manner. Our staff members will happily inform customers on where their trash to heading and how it will be properly disposed.
April 12th, 2013
Earth Day is coming up in just ten days on Monday, April 22nd, 2013. 2013 will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a global effort through which individuals and communities from around the world come together to help find solutions for man-made issues such as climate change. As a “green” junk hauling company that makes every effort to recycle as high a percentage as possible of the trash and unwanted items we pick-up, we decided that it would be a fun exercise to create an infographic in honor of Earth Day 2013.
In the following infographic, we’ve highlighted 8 different examples of ways that “trash” can be turned into “treasure” by exercising just a bit of creativity. For example, you can turn a few dozen old chopsticks into a very cool and modern looking fruit basket. Old bicycle chains can transform into an ultra-unique bottle opener that any hipster would be clamoring for. Or take the bottom half of an old suitcase and line in with some bedding to allow your canine companion to start snoozing in style!
We hope you enjoy this infographic and come away half as inspired as we did throughout the course of researching and designing it. If you’d like to add this graphic to y our own website or blog, please use the embed code located below the bottom of the infographic…
February 27th, 2013
Recycling at Marin Sanitary Service. Credit: Lori Tompkins
On Feb. 4, 2013, the San Rafael Council approved an additional added cost of 55 cents to their recycling rates. Households will incur a monthly cost of $29.56 to their 32 gallon trash receptacles, a 1.89% increase. The city council justified the rising rates due to a number of factors including employee’s salary, materials cost, fuel costs, everyday expenditure and landfill fees such as tipping.
From this mandate, the city of San Rafael will receive approximately $443,600 each year in which it will be used to subsidize street paving and resurfacing as well as hiring a consultant to explore alternative rate structures in green waste recycling and composting. Residents will see the benefits of the increased recycling rates over the years in not only their city’s infrastructures but the environment as well.
Fast Haul supports the San Rafael city council’s commitment to positive environmental practices such as recycling. Fast Haul also offers green hauling in the city of San Rafael at reasonable rates with superior services. For large items such as old appliances or electronics components (that can contain hazardous materials), local trash removal bins are not an option for disposing of them, and Fast Haul is a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to remove your trash or junk in San Rafael.
February 25th, 2013
Here are a few recycling facts we gathered here are Fast Haul, presented in Infographic format. This is our first ever attempt at an Infographic and I am not sure if this is a popular format, so please let me know what you think!
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February 25th, 2013
Trash, recycling and compostable material bins sit in front of homes in San Francisco in this file photo. (Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
In a recent article on USAToday.com by Michelle Lodge, a joint effort between the city of San Francisco and the city’s primary waste management company, Recology, was highlighted. The goal of this joint effort is to make San Francisco a zero-waste city in just seven year’s time. By “zero-waste” this ambitious plan literally is seeking to have 100% of garbage waste diverted to various recycling or composting efforts rather than going to the landfill. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:
If they’re successful, all of San Franciscans’ discarded items will be recycled, reused or composted, and its need for landfills will become obsolete.
As a result, what might look like a stinky pile of trash to the average person is quite another matter to a “garbage man” like Michael J. Sangiacomo, president and CEO of Recology, an employee-owned and operated company that has held a solid-waste-management contract with San Francisco for many years. Read more @ USATODAY.com
For larger items such as old appliances or out-dated electronics (that may contain hazardous materials), it can be especially complicated for consumers to assess where to dump those types of items. In these cases, we at Fast Haul like to present ourselves as a convenient, and a green solution, that is aligned with the goals of programs such as the one described by this USA Today article. As a true green business, Fast Haul offers a 10% recycle discount for loads containing 25% minimum of recyclable materials such as metal, paper, cardboard, green waste, etc. You can read more about this on our Green Hauling page.
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