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Commercial Business Recycling Programs

We already know what you are thinking. We know what you are going to say before you are going to say it. “Arenas are big and no one has time to sort out the recycling of a big crowd. Additionally, doing that is costly!” If this is what you think, it’s time to learn about the benefits of single stream recycling within a commercial arena. At Ever Green Environmental, we want to focus on the positive impacts that you can have on both your company and your surrounding environment. Learning about the benefits of single stream recycling in a commercial arena is essential to the growth of your community and your business!

Benefit #1: Save Money on Waste Charges

If you own any type of large commercial property, specifically an arena, you’ve come to understand that trash is not cheap. The hauling fee alone is pretty hefty already. Once you’ve hauled it away, the tipping fee at the landfill will take that number and, depending on where you live, the price can multiply exponentially. The national average for tipping fees in the U.S. is currently $45/ton. How many tons does that mean for your arena? With single stream recycling, there is no tipping fee charge. The only fee you will pay is a haul away fee. This means that you can save $45/ton on your trash. Why wouldn’t you try it simply on this benefit alone?

Benefit #2: The Ease of Single Stream

Recycling has never been easier at Ever Green Environmental. Single stream recycling means that everything goes into the same bin. There’s no need to separate the plastics, paper, metals, etc. With everything in one bin, Ever Green Environmental makes single stream recycling easy to do and very public friendly in any arena.

Benefit #3: Reducing Landfill Waste

Ultimately, being a commercial property that is actively recycling and making a difference in the community speaks volumes within your community. This easy, less expensive alternative is the perfect way to reduce your waste bill and reduce the landfill waste. Not only will your community thank you, but also your tax break will be good.

Ever Green Environmental is here to help you dispose of your waste in the most efficient way possible, while also helping in an environmentally friendly way. We are ready to help your commercial arena transition to a single stream recycling program that gives you all the benefits. For more information, Act Now or contact us today at 864.230.9800.

How Does Ever Green Make Recycling Simple?

One of the biggest hassles with recycling is knowing where to put the various items. Can I put cans and bottles together? Do I have to separate paper from cardboard? Can I mix everything together, or does it just become trash at that point? Ever Green solves those problems with single stream recycling. Our service allows customers of all sizes to start or expand their recycling program by capturing paper, plastics, aluminum, and cardboard all in the same container. No more worrying about what item needs to go where. If it’s paper, plastics, aluminum, or cardboard, throw it in Ever Green’s container, and we’ll make sure it is properly sorted, recycled, and reused!

Does Ever Green Recycle Electronics?

Of course! We help our customers properly recycle electronics, like computers, printers, and monitors, but also florescent lightbulbs, ballasts, and batteries. We can take multiple items in one load, so you don’t need to wait until you have multiple pallets of a single item. Once we pick up the items, we weigh or count them, sort them, and then send them to our partners who disassemble them, and recycle the individual commodities in each item. Finally, we send you a Certificate of Recycling that shows you’ve disposed of your electronics properly.

What Size Business Can Recycle?

All sizes! We help businesses start or expand their recycling program. Some businesses want to become “Ever Green” but don’t know where to start. Other businesses have very limited recycling programs, and don’t know how to expand them. Ever Green helps with both. We’ll come in, survey your waste streams, and come up with a comprehensive plan to help you recycle more than you’re recycling today. From single person offices to manufacturing facilities, we can help you become “Ever Green”!

Are there Federal or State Requirements?

Yes, South Carolina passed an electronics recycling bill on July 1, 2011 that banned the disposal of electronics in landfills. Ever Green provides proper disposal of electronics, and issues our customers Certificates of Recycling to confirm that the items have been recycled properly.

What are the First Steps to Start Recycling?

Give Ever Green a call! We’ll discuss briefly what you’re doing now, and how you’d like to improve that. Once we discuss that, we’ll do a site survey and come up with a plan to help your business start or expand your current recycling efforts. Our goal is to help every business become “Ever Green”!

Myth – we already recycle as much as we can.
Truth – There are many products making their way to landfills that could easily be recycled. There is a lot of room for improvement!

Over the last few decades we have made great strides in increasing the amount of products that are recycled but we can still do a lot more. There is room for improvement both in terms of increasing recycling rates for traditional materials and developing new ways to recycle products that haven’t been recycled before. To put it into perspective, Americans on average recycle around 28% of their household waste but in some communities that number is as high as 50%! Just think of the impact that getting the nationwide average that high could have!
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Business Recycling

While composting has been around for many years, our population is just now catching on to how useful it can really be. If you were to ask any environmentalist about composting, it’s likely that you would get a slew of giant words that basically mean it’s great for the environment and everyone should do it! This is all true! At Ever Green Environmental, we want to break it down for those who aren’t environmentalists and are just looking for ways to invest in themselves and the environment around them. Here are three interesting composting tips that you’ve likely never heard of!

1 • It Does Not Have to Stink

When polled about composting, the average household argued that they opt out of composting simply because of the smell. Here’s a tip for all composting curious residents: if you have the proper materials, it doesn’t have to stink! The goal is to create an aerobic condition where microorganisms can break down your scraps without causing bad odor. How do you create an aerobic condition? Color-code your compost! Each layer added to the compost should be two to three parts brown and one part green. By brown, we mean things like shredded newspapers, papers, dead leaves, napkins, etc. By green, we mean fruits and vegetables that have gone bad or scraped off of a plate, breads, coffee grounds, grass clippings. If you have too much of one thing, place it in a bag in the freezer or stash it in a pail until it’s ready to go!

2 • Eggs-actly What We Need

A great compost pile should be a combination of many things placed in thin layers. If you are using eggs, crumbled eggshells are the perfect additive to make your compost rich in calcium. With the average American eating over 250 eggs per year, imagine what life would be like if we composted all those egg shells!

3 • Lasagna Composting

The standard for composting is having a bin that you continue to go to for compost. While that may work for some people, others have looked into gardening and composting in the same spot. Lasagna composting is an alternative to the normal ways in which you compost right in your garden. Build up your layers and leave it there for an entire six months without touching it. Then, plant right on top of your beautiful and lush garden site! Composting doesn’t get much easier than that!


Want to learn more about composting and other ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle? Call Ever Green Environmental today at 864-230-9800.

Myth – Recycling doesn’t save natural resources.
Truth – Recycling drastically reduces the amount of natural resources that must be harvested or mined to collect and process raw materials.

Recycling drastically reduces the amount of natural resources that must be harvested or mined for raw materials. The more materials we can reuse and recycle, the less resources we need to collect! It is really that simple. As an example, the 42 million tons of paper that Americans recycled in 2005 saved 714 million trees and 292,026 gallons of water!
Article compliments of Perfect Rubber Mulch – 10 Myths About Recycling

Myth – Biodegradable plastic doesn’t need to be recycled.
Truth – Decomposition of improperly treated biodegradable plastic releases methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than C02!

It is a common misconception that it is ok to send biodegradable plastic to the landfill. When biodegradable plastic breaks down in a landfill it releases large amounts of harmful methane gas. In some landfills this methane gets soaked up through expensive methane capture systems but in many cases it goes straight into the atmosphere where it is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide! The best way to dispose of biodegradable plastic is by sending it to a commercial composting or recycling facility.
Article compliments of Perfect Rubber Mulch – 10 Myths About Recycling

Taking care of our world environmentally has never been more important. We have all heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” When many see that phrase, they only think about the last piece, recycling. While recycling is extremely important, reducing waste may be just as impactful! At Ever Green Environmental, we have a passion for helping businesses in Upstate South Carolina find better ways to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Reduce Use of a Landfill

By partnering with Ever Green Environmental, we make taking better care of our plant easy! Let us create a detailed plan focused on how your business can have a big impact with a business recycling program and reduce your use of the landfill once and for all. Our programs centered around recycling will limit and properly dispose of your company’s waste. In turn, you’ll be able to feel proud that your business is taking the extra steps to ensure that you are doing your part to protect the environment. Our expert team can help your business by placing recycling containers on site, servicing those containers as frequently as needed, as well as sorting and delivering the recycled items.

Reasons to Reuse

Since recycling gets to much attention globally, our team at Ever Green Environmental feel obligated to explain the importance of reusing items in the workplace. In the business world, the term reuse is a process where you extend the life of an item. Whether it is buying or selling used goods, renting items, or making use that your business equipment is property maintained, the reuse process can help keep items out of the waste stream. Just think about how much less pollution occurs when reusing an item. Rather than making a new item and causing pollution, you can utilize a used item and minimize the potential pollutants. Additionally, reusing in the business world helps reduce hazardous waste and protects valuable resources such as fuel, water and trees. Reusing can also help your business save money. Just because something is used doesn’t mean that it’s not in great shape!
If you are ready to develop a partnership with Ever Green Environmental and enhance the way that your Upstate South Carolina business reduces waste, reuses items and recycles, don’t delay this process any longer! With just a few simple changes around your office, your business can quickly become much more environmentally friendly.
Give us a call today at 864-230-9800 or email to learn more about the services we offer local businesses.

When was the last time your business just tossed old batteries or electronics out with the regular garbage? If your answer is anything but “never,” you should know that doing so is expressly dangerous and harmful to the environment. Battery acid, plastics, lead, cadmium, beryllium, and even mercury all leach away from these electronics when they reach landfills instead of being property recycled. This can lead to serious harm for garbage processors, the Earth, animals, and even people, too. If you’re still not convinced why it matters that you don’t toss that last-generation iPhone in the trash, these high-impact dangers of improper handling should change your mind. Read more How Recycling Adds Up, One Phone at a Time.

Poisoned Water Tables

E-waste items like computers and smartphones often contain potentially harmful substances like lead and mercury. While they aren’t harmful to humans within these devices, once they begin to break down they can cause significant harm to water tables. As they leach through the ground, the contamination goes largely unnoticed. It can be decades later after multiple devices break down before local environmental protection agencies even notice the problem. In more than one instance, e-waste has directly influenced lead levels in drinking water, something that can lead to severe illness and even death.

Complex Water Contamination

The risk for a contamination problem rises steeply in landfills near lakes, streams, oceans, or coastline. Water can carry contaminants for tens or hundreds of miles, harming the ecosystem all along its path. In areas where farmland lies downstream, these contaminants can even infiltrate food crops, putting humans at real risk. Rising mercury levels in tuna is one example of this in practical application.

Harm to Local Flora and Fauna

It isn’t just water supplies that suffer when e-waste is improperly handled; local flora and fauna can suffer, too. Plants and animals can struggle with the same risks and hazards as humans, and have the additional potential risk of ingestion, too. Seabirds in particular are under high risk to eat small watch batteries or devices assuming they’re food; one the battery breaks down within the stomach it can kill them. High levels of certain minerals and metals can also stunt or kill plants, disturbing the local ecosphere dramatically.

Increased Cancer Rates

There is at least some evidence to prove that certain elements within e-waste may be teratogenic. This includes the cadmium found in computer chips and the beryllium found on motherboards. Used within computers the risk of harm is minute, but again issues can arise when old e-waste begins to break down. Depending on the substance, the release of teratogenic or carcinogenic materials could directly harm garbage sorters or may even enter the atmosphere if toxins are heated or burned within landfills.
Though research continues into just how grave the potential risk may be, most scientists agree that the sheer volume of e-waste that isn’t recycled today is, in fact, a problem. Implementing a business recycling program is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce your potential ecological footprint. Best of all, it could even help you to recoup or reduce overall costs as well.
Reach out to Ever Green Environmental today to learn how an e-waste recycling program can benefit you, your employees and the environment.
 

Making Products from Recycled Materials is too Expensive

The cost to make a product, from either raw or recycled materials, is determined by economic factors that are constantly in flux. While some things made from recycled products may be more expensive, others are comparably priced or even cheaper. And that’s just in pure dollars and cents! Once you take into account the environmental benefits of making things out of pre-harvested materials, those recycled products don’t seem so expensive at all!
To learn more about recycling services we offer at Ever Green Environmental, contact us at 864-230-9800.
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Single stream recycling from Ever Green Environmental is easy. We will help you develop a comprehensive, simple to implement recycling program.
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