Holiday Recycling | Reducing Waste this Holiday Season
The holiday season can be a busy time of year. With so much to do around the house and the colder temperatures tempting you to snuggle up near a cozy fire, staying motivated about normal household routines such as recycling can be difficult.
Automotive Shredder Residue | Special Waste Disposal
Each year more than 10 million automobiles reach the end of their useful life in the United States. Once a vehicle reaches the end of its useful life, it is oftentimes deregistered and sold to an automobile salvage facility where it may be utilized for parts or sent to an auto recycler to begin the next stage of its life, the recycling stage.
Millennium Waste has been providing reliable dumpster services to customers in the Quad Cities region for 15 years. Whether you are interested in learning about dumpsters for your business or commercial property, or you are in need of larger containers for your industrial or construction application, Millennium Waste offers a wide range of dumpster in different sizes and styles to fit your needs.
With the cold temperatures and notable snowfall that this region of the US receives, winter can pose many challenges for your lawn and garden. Lawns and gardens are very vulnerable in the winter to damage, disease, and death. To help protect your lawn and garden from the tough winter conditions, it is important to take the time to properly winterize your lawn and garden in the fall.
Creative Pumpkin Uses | Getting the Most out of Your Pumpkins
October is a season of chilly autumn breezes, crunchy leaves, and soon-to-be carved pumpkins resting on every doorstep. Carving and decorating pumpkins is often one of the most anticipated activities of fall each year, and we would like to share a few simple tips to help you extend the use of your pumpkins this season!
Have you ever looked at the bottom of that bottle of water or milk jug and noticed a number surrounded by the circle of arrows? This is the mark of the Resin Identification Coding System, a classification system developed in 1988 to separate plastics into different recycling categories based on their composition. Read on to learn not only what these numbers signify, but also what product the container you are tossing into the recycle bin could eventually become.
With summer coming to an end and the cool fall air already making an appearance, it won’t be long before leaf season is upon us. Soon the days will be spent raking leaves into large piles while feverishly trying to contain them before a gust of wind comes along and undoes your laborious efforts, but then what? You could take the time to transport the leaves that you worked so hard to collect and drop them off at a local yard waste facility or participating landfill, or you can turn those leaves into nutritious compost for your garden and yard projects next spring!
Electronic waste, also known as E-waste, is one of the fastest growing segments of waste consuming space in landfills today. With nearly 3.5 million tons of E-waste generated each year in the US alone, concerns over the accumulation of discarded electronics continue to grow as the world becomes more dependent upon electronic devices.
Living green and practicing sustainable living habits at home can be a very rewarding experience. Green living practices are great for the environment, your community, your checkbook, and even your health, and you might be surprised at how easy it is to work towards a greener lifestyle!
In a world that is continually working towards becoming more green and efficient with its resources, recycling has played a crucial role in helping to realize these goals. Rather than tossing away materials, a valuable resource can be produced by recycling, which in turn, creates a sustainable environment for future generations.
With summer in full swing and plenty of fun and exciting things keeping you busy, it is easy to lose sight of everyday chores while you enjoy the dog days of summer. While it is nice to enjoy the pleasant weather when it is available, one chore that is important to maintain throughout the summer is proper yard care and maintenance.
With summer in full swing the evening air is becoming increasingly fragrant with the aroma of grilled food and backyard cookouts. Summer is great time to get together with friends and family and enjoy a delicious meal cooked over an open flame, and there is no better time to start planning your next summer barbeque than now.
Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) is a human engineered chlorinated hydrocarbon. Until the ban of PCBs in 1979, this organic chemical was used in the manufacture and production of many common industrial and commercial products including paints, dyes, and electrical products for nearly 50 years.
Aluminum cans make up a large percentage of the over 1.5 million tons of waste that the world accumulates each year. With the average American consuming approximately 380 cans of soda per year, more than 100 billion cans being consumed annually in the United States alone. Sure, tossing your empty soda can into the trash after lunch may not seem like a big deal to some people, but last year this daily routine resulted in nearly 60 billion cans ending up in our nation’s landfills.
Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste Disposal | Special Waste Services
According to EPA estimates the United States industrial sector generates more than 7.5 billion tons of industrial solid waste annually. While a small portion of this waste is classified under the category of “special waste”, the bulk of industrial solid waste is classified as non-hazardous industrial waste and consists of materials such as iron, steel, stone, pulp, and paper. In addition to being a byproduct of industrial manufacturing & mining, non-hazardous industrial waste can also generated from large scale construction and demolition projects.
Spring Cleaning | Millennium Waste & Quad Cities Landfill
With the colder days behind us and the much anticipated return of spring finally here, it’s time to open the shades and crack the windows in preparation for nicer days ahead! Spring is a great time to start the year off fresh around your home and yard with a little spring cleaning. Whether you are just cleaning up some yard waste around your property or your spring cleaning plans include a home remodeling project, Millennium Waste is here to help you with all of your spring cleaning waste disposal needs!
Soil contamination is a global problem that is of great concern in many regions of the world. Soil contamination can stem from many different sources including industrial and agricultural practices, mining, and the improper disposal of contaminated waste. Contaminated soils are considered to be a pollutant and if not handled and disposed of properly, this polluted soil can have severe effects on human health and the surrounding ecosystem.
Planning on completing some home renovations this year? Millennium Waste Inc. and the Quad Cities Landfill are here to help you with all of your industrial and construction waste needs and can also assist you with asbestos and special waste disposal. What does asbestos waste disposal have to do with home or building renovation you ask? Depending on the age of the structure that you are renovating, it is possible that you may encounter asbestos during your remodeling project.
If you thought dumpsters were used just for trash, we have some news for you! Dumpsters are being used for a variety of different projects today that some people may have never even thought possible. People and communities are becoming very creative and repurposing old dumpsters into new, useable items such as park benches and swimming pools.
Let’s face it, after the holidays you may have more stuff lying around the house. No one likes junk lying around, right? So, what do you do? Well, instead of tossing some of those items, try to upcycle them!
Millennium Waste Incorporated is committed to the growth and well being of the Quad Cities area. That’s why it’s so important to us to contribute to community events and activities. As proud members of the cities we serve, we are dedicated to youth involvement and keeping Betterndorf, Davenport, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and all of our communities clean.