News from QCR and the waste & recycling industry

The waste and recycling industry is always changing. Here you will find news from the waste industry and the latest news from QCR

Benefits Of SMEs Using Recycling Equipment

23rd December 2021

In addition to the obvious benefits of recycling to the planet, it can also be very beneficial to SMEs for several reasons. Learn more.
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What Happens to Commercial Recycling After It Is Collected?

20th December 2021

So, you have decided that you want to recycle as much of your commercial waste as you can. What happens to it after it has been collected?
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Baler Vs. Compactor: Which One Is Right for You and Your Business?

16th December 2021

Ensuring that your commercial waste is disposed of properly is important for a business for many reasons. Learn more about balers and compactors.
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The History of Can Recycling

12th December 2021

It is perhaps time that we built on the progress that we have already made in can recycling, and look for other ways that we can improve it.
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Cardboard Baler: Rental or Purchase?

8th December 2021

There are several reasons why a cardboard baler can be a great option for your business if you produce an amount of cardboard waste. Learn more.
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The Ultimate Guide to Waste Management in 2022

4th December 2021

There are several aspects to the management of your waste that you need to think about as a business. Learn more.
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How To Clean and Maintain a Cardboard Shredder

18th November 2021

Has your company recently invested in a cardboard shredder? It’s certainly a great idea to do so. This cost-effective asset brings many benefits to a business.
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Everything You Need To Know About Electronic Waste Recycling

18th November 2021

Electronics aren’t made to last a lifetime. They often break down and, even if they don’t, we’re all guilty of upgrading unnecessarily from time to time.
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What are the different types of waste compactors?

23rd August 2021

Are you considering renting a waste compactor? There are many obvious benefits to doing so; the right waste management system can help you cut operational costs, for example. It can also ensure better hygiene onsite and increase your available space.
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Maintenance tips for your commercial can crusher

5th August 2021

Commercial industries often benefit from the use of can crushers. They reduce the expense involved in waste removal by minimising the size of the waste. This has the added advantages of saving space and making the workplace safer to navigate. If your workplace needs one but you’re worried about maintenance, don’t be! This equipment requires minimal and manageable upkeep. Read on to find out more.
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Can you compact polystyrene?

23rd July 2021

Polystyrene is such a versatile material. You undoubtedly come across it in a range of different formats every single day. If you have a waste compactor, you may have wondered whether it’s possible to use it to compact polystyrene. The answer is yes, and there are considerable financial incentives to doing so. Read on to learn more about this plastic and its profit potential.
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How do you prepare cardboard for recycling?

8th July 2021

Looking to improve and expand on your recycling habits? Don’t forget cardboard, then! This commonly used material is especially prominent in industrial environments, so it’s vital that your business recycles it wherever possible.
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How Much Energy Does Recycling Save?

30th June 2021

Whether you’re trying to be more eco-conscious at home or in your business, you’ve probably wondered how much of a difference recycling really makes. Recycling certainly reduces the amount of waste ending up in landfill, and encourages people to reuse valuable resources.
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Baling Accessories to Help Manage Commercial Waste

12th June 2021

Whatever your business niche and whether you’re a smaller or larger enterprise, you can always find smarter ways to manage your waste. The right tools and processes can ensure you cut your carbon footprint, boost your green credentials, and save money at the same time.
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When Should I Upgrade My Baling Machine?

28th May 2021

A high quality baling machine is an extraordinarily robust and long-wearing piece of equipment, and if properly maintained will last for many years.. Balers save you money, boost your green credentials by allowing for easier recycling, and save you space and time wasted on compacting down bulky boxes. However, that doesn’t mean that a baler that served you in the past will continue to do so indefinitely, or that you can’t make improvements by upgrading your machines periodically.
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5 Steps to Making a Perfect Cardboard Bale

9th May 2021

While baling cardboard with a good quality machine isn’t difficult, it can be unsafe if attempted by someone without the right training or familiarity. No matter the size of your cardboard baler, the type, or the kinds of materials you’re compacting inside, the steps are generally the same and easy to manage once you know how. Let’s take a look.
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5 Different Ways You Can Go Green for Earth Day 2021

19th April 2021

On the 22nd April, the world will be celebrating Earth Day, an international commemoration of our shared commitment to protecting life on earth. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, this event has had a long and impressive history, but it’s arguable that in 2021, in the wake of the pandemic, Earth Day is more relevant now than ever before. If you’re feeling inspired, here’s how you can make a difference this spring.
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Things to Know When Buying or Renting a Cardboard Baler

12th April 2021

Cardboard balers are designed to make the handling and recycling of paper and carboard easier and more efficient. Balers compact down bulky packaging to create smaller and consistently shaped “bales” that are then easy to store or send off for recycling. If you are considering getting a cardboard baler for your business, here’s a quick guide to answer all your questions.
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The Different Types of Commercial Waste, And How Should We Dispose of It?

30th March 2021

Waste consists of anything in your possession that is no longer required or needed. Any type of waste that is a result of business or trading activities is classified as commercial waste. This is different from your typical agricultural or domestic waste and as such there are specific policies that dictate how it should be disposed of.
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Reducing Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

17th March 2021

With sustainability becoming increasingly important to how you operate your business, managing your business waste is more vital than ever. But as your company grows, inevitably, so does the amount of waste you produce.
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Maintenance Tips For Your Cardboard Baler

23rd February 2021

In our world of greater environmental concerns and consequent focus on recycling, specialized equipment like cardboard balers can be more necessary than ever. Baling waste eliminates the need for recycling bins, and can reduce the costs of waste collection dramatically.
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How to Implement a Successful Recycling Program: A Guide for Business Owners

17th February 2021

Implementing a successful recycling program will not only help the environment, but it can also save your business a significant amount in waste collection.
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