What Can We Compost?

Composting is a useful method for disposing of organic waste, because it turns it into a useful soil amendment while also requiring minimal effort from the people doing the composting. It is important however, to make note of exactly what can and cannot be composted so as to ensure effective and efficient waste management when working with any company. Continue reading

What to Expect with LEED Services from Galaxy

Providing the area with superior waste management services such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Galaxy is ready to help your residential or commercial investment realize its LEED potential. In order to meet the requirements for this distinguished achievement and become LEED certified, applicants must adhere to strict guidelines regarding building waste disposal. These applicants rely on a trustworthy waste management company in this area, such as Galaxy to work diligently to ensure LEED certification. Continue reading

Global Waste Could End Up Tripling by 2100

People around the world throw astronomical amounts of garbage away each and every day. If changes aren’t made soon in how materials are used and reused, there is a good chance that the amount of garbage will end up tripling by the time 2100 rolls around. With landfills being as full as they are now, how are they supposed to hold three times the amount of waste over the next few years? All of the extra waste being produced carries fiscal and physical consequences. Continue reading

Common Household Items That Shouldn’t Be Thrown into the Trash

You Need to Be Careful When Throwing Things Away

Although sorting your trash can be complicated and time-consuming, you should do so in spite of the difficulties in order to remove common household items that can cause problems in the landfill. After all, we share the same environment, meaning that it is up to all of us to protect it for our own sake as well as the sake of future generations.

Examples of Common Household Items That Shouldn’t Be Thrown into the Trash

Here are some examples of common household items that shouldn’t be thrown into the trash:

  • Household cleaners are used to make homes clean and pristine, so it can come as a surprise to learn that they can cause serious environmental damage when they are tossed into landfills. For example, ammonia is a fertilizer that can accelerate plant growth when it seeps into water, which can lead to mass die-offs of local species as a result of depleting oxygen from decaying plant mass. In contrast, both nitrogen and phosphorus can contribute to the greenhouse effect as well as the smog that is so hazardous to human health.
  • Fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs are much longer-lasting than their incandescent counterparts, making them the eco-friendly choice. However, it is important to remember that they contain a small amount of mercury that can leak out when they are broken, meaning that fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs should be taken to a drop-off depot for household hazardous waste rather than thrown into the trash.
  • Some batteries contain hazardous metals such as cadmium, mercury, and nickel that can seep into their surroundings when they are sent to the landfills. However, all batteries should be recycled in order to reclaim the infinitely-recyclable metals used to make them.

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Turn Your Waste Into Treasure and Benefit the Environment

Waste management is important for every business and residence. Reduction of the amount of waste emanating from your premises contributes significantly to achievement and maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Waste management is a proactive measure that makes sure that the amount of waste disposed of in landfills is minimized. The main measures that will enable you to manage your waste effectively are resource recovery, reuse and recycling. A large amount of waste that your company produces can be managed effectively.

Before you send your waste to the landfills, you should sort it out appropriately. Some of the waste can be recycled internally while there are other wastes that you can sell to other companies who need it. Nonetheless, always be careful when sorting out your waste. Some of the wastes may be detrimental to human health thus needs professionals to sort them out safely. Galaxy Transfer has experienced waste management experts who will assist you to sort out all your waste.

Waste disposal also increases the costs of operation in your business. Recycling will reduce the amount you spend to dispose of the waste efficiently. Moreover, some of the waste can be sold to other businesses that need them thus you will make an additional amount of money from the waste. The efficiency of your business is enhanced, and your business will become compliant with the environmental legislation within your jurisdiction.

An eco-friendly enterprise is set to gain more business. Many companies may decline to do business with you if your business does not adhere to the environmental laws. Thus, you must make sure that your business has a waste management system that conserves the environment. For effective, easy and safe waste disposal, always involve professionals. Galaxy Transfer has dumpsters and experts who will make sure that all your waste is taken care of in an exemplary manner.

Galaxy Transfer serves the entire Washington D.C. region. Therefore, if you are near, contact us for the most professional and safe waste management processes.