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4 Ways To Raise Money And Environmental Consciousness

Posted by on April 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Raise Money And Environmental Consciousness

There are many ways you can raise money for your organization. One way is to combine fundraising with environmental awareness. If you are looking to make an impact on the environment while fundraising, here are some ways you can do that.  Recycle Cans According to The Aluminum Association, approximately one billion dollars worth of recyclable aluminum cans are thrown away each year. By holding a cans recycling  drive, your organization can help keep aluminum cans out of the landfills and raise money.  When the cans are recycled, they are reproduced into useful products. Recycling also saves on the energy and oil used to manufacture the cans.   If you hold a can drive, be sure to encourage all participants to rinse out the cans to avoid attracting bugs while collecting them. You can save space at your collection site by crushing them.  Sell Plants Although there are fundraising companies that offer various plants and flowers to sell for organizations, your organization can save money by growing your own. You can purchase various seeds at your local feed store in bulk for a reasonable price.  By planting your own, you save money, but you also give the participants in your organization a chance to learn about caring for plants and flowers. If your organization is youth-oriented, this could prove to be an invaluable lesson about the life cycles of plants and flowers.  Hold a Car Wash It is not uncommon for organizations to hold car washes to raise money, but you can set yours apart by holding a green car wash. Instead of relying on chemicals that could be harmful to the environment, your participants can stick to products that have been deemed to be safe for the environment.  Be sure to tag the event as a “green car wash” and come up with some points to educate car owners while washing their cars.  Host a Fashion Show Old clothes tossed into the trash also help to fill the landfills. Just holding a yard sale with the clothes might not be enough to sway potential donors. However, a fashion show could be.  You and your participants can collect as many old clothes as possible and host a fashion show. You can charge for admission and even hold raffles of other old items throughout the evening. This allows your organization to raise money while also extending the life of the clothes.  There are many other ways that your organization can raise money while helping the environment. Brainstorm with the other participants to find creative ways that work within your budget and raise awareness of the environment. Click here to find out...

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About Getting Rid Of Big Trash With A Dumpster Rental

Posted by on December 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on About Getting Rid Of Big Trash With A Dumpster Rental

Do you need to get rid of a lot of junk before the day for big trash removal in your city? The best solution to your problem would be to rent a dumpster from a company like Waconia Roll-Off Service for a few days because it can be beneficial in more than one way. Discover below why you can’t go wrong with renting a large dumpster before big trash day in your city. How Can Renting a Dumpster Be Beneficial Before Big Trash Day? Waiting for big trash day can be frustrating, especially if it has already passed for the month and the next one is far away. You can’t put a lot big pieces of trash out by the curb because there is the risk of being fined by the city. A dumpster rental gives you the benefit of getting rid of the trash on any day that you desire. You will also be able to put everything in the dumpster at once without having to do any hauling to the dump yard on your own. You can actually rent a dumpster in a size that is sufficient for your needs, as they are available in up to 40 cubic yards. What Happens After the Rented Dumpster is Full of Trash? After you are done filling the dumpster up with trash, there is nothing else to be done on your part. The rental company will simply come and pick the dumpster up so the trash can be properly discarded. You can even request that the dumpster is emptied out before you are done renting it if it becomes full before you are finished throwing away trash. The only thing that you must keep in mind is that there are usually limits as to the amount of trash that you can put in the dumpster (at the discretion of the rental company). The type of trash put inside of the dumpster may also have limits, as hazardous materials usually have to be disposed of in a special way. What is the Estimated Price Charged for Renting a Dumpster? There are several factors in the price of a dumpster rental, including the number of days it will be used, how much trash it can hold and what kind of trash will be placed in it. You are estimated to spend at least $90 for a four day dumpster rental. However, the cubic yard size of the dumpster and placing hazardous materials in it can bring the price up to over $850. Get rid of your big trash without having to wait for the city to pick it up by renting a...

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Recycling Equipment: Items You Can Buy To Create Your Own Home Recycling Center

Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recycling Equipment: Items You Can Buy To Create Your Own Home Recycling Center

If you have made the decision to go “all in” with recycling, then you need some solutions you can set up around your home to make that happen. There are some products you can buy to help you create your own recycling center, but there are also a few you can create to help with the process. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. Clear a Space in Your Garage or on Your Enclosed Porch First, before you get all of your recycling equipment together, you will need a large enough space to accommodate it all. One side of your garage is adequate, either inside or out (although inside would be better because everything is out of the elements then). You can also use your enclosed porch space, if you have one, or part of your sunroom or four seasons room. A Table and Drawers An old, beat-up table is the first thing you should add, followed by several drawers that can hold twine, scissors, black permanent markers and anything else you might need. The table’s surface will help you stack old newspapers and paper bags and tie them with twine before tossing them into your paper recycling bin. The table should be at least waist high and wide enough to function as a work table. Recycling Bins  Have one bin for steel, one bin for aluminum, one bin for “unknown” metal cans, one bin just for paper, one bin for cardboard and one bin for corrugated cardboard. If you find that you send and receive many packages, you may also want a bin for Styrofoam and another for foam packing inserts. You should also have at least one bin for plastics, although some people have more than one in order to separate out the several different grades of plastic. The grades are marked as numbers within the recycling triangles on the bottoms or backs of the containers. Use permanent black marker to clearly label all of your bins. Can Crushers Can crushers are wall-mountable devices that help you crush cans. There are automated electric versions and there are manual versions with a pull-down crank handle. If you want to be ultra-conservative, the manual ones are the better option so you do not waste valuable electric energy on a recycling task. Place the can crusher on the wall where your personal recycling center sits, and be sure to put your aluminum recycling bin right underneath it to collect the cans you crush. Click here for more information about recycling equipment for your...

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Making Departmental Computer Recycling Easier

Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Making Departmental Computer Recycling Easier

Upgrading to an entirely new inventory of computers isn’t easy, and neither is throwing away the old systems. Lots of carrying, coordination and wasted potential could be spent just finding a place to dump old computer, even if they’re only a couple of years old. If you’d like to get more mileage and recycling value out of the old systems without keeping the entire unit, consider a few ways to make computer recycling easier. A Few Useful Spare Parts For many business, upgrading is nothing more than keeping up with a set standard. You or your Information Technology (IT) team may know that your computers are more than good enough for the next few years and hardly worse than the upgrade, but pressure from compliance agencies, customers or a few loud colleagues may push you toward the next big thing. There’s a good chance that your new computers won’t be exactly durable. Manufacturer problems, missing parts and general wear and tear could require replacement parts. Instead of buying replacements, your IT department could have a stock of parts from your recently replaced systems. Although most of the computer’s contents can be reused, if you’re bothering to throw away the system at all, space might be an issue. You’ll need to reduce the amount of space taken up by the system, so keep a few components in mind while created an old parts storage: Hard drive. Hard drives store all of your information, such as documents, music and videos. If the new systems need a replacement hard drive or additional storage space, technicians can wipe the hard drives of old data for a new installation or added storage. You can even keep old files on the hard drives as a sort of backup system. Memory. Memory is used to make computers faster by keeping the most commonly used files available for fast access. Memory modules are among the most durable computer parts and are small enough to store hundreds within a drawer. Power supply. Power supplies are a bulky part to store but are also durable and useful in most newer systems. The wattage requirements of business computers do not change often, so the power supplies may be useful for a long time. Recycling Computer Parts For Scrap Some parts may be too big to store or not worth the time for you and your IT department. Other parts may be broken or not useful for the new systems. If you’re throwing away the computers, keep a few scrapping points in mind: Case. Modern computer cases may seem to have a lot of plastic or acrylic, but there’s a decent amount of aluminum underneath. Some system may even have steel frames for added durability. Hard drive. Hard drives have aluminum, but the weight can be deceptive. Must of the weight comes from glass-like platters used to store data. Hard drives also have rare earth magnets, which can fetch a nice price in the recycling market. Power supply. If your power supplies are just too low in wattage for the newer computers or completely broken, turn them in for their copper core. Once you’ve removed what you need to and have decided on what to throw away, contact a roll off dumpster service and recycling professional to make the removal much...

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