Posts for 2016

Centennial Bridge at dusk

Keep A Lid On It

By bagging all your trash and keeping the lid closed on the trash container, you'll help keep your yard and neighborhood cleaner.

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America Recycles Day is November 15

Tuesday, November 15, is America Recycles Day – a national initiative to encourage recycling and local recycling events.

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Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Millennium Waste encourages residents and businesses to donate useful materials to the Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Davenport, IA.  The store is also a great place to shop for new and gently used doors, windows, appliances and more.

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Report on Household Electronics Recycled in Illinois

The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act was passed in September 2008 to reduce the amount of household e-waste going to the Illinois landfills.  In the bill they define Covered Electronic Devices (CEDs) and Eligible Electronic Devices (EEDs) as outlined below.

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Smart Food Storage App Saves Time & Money

Are your leftovers still in the Fridge?

How do you know if the food in your pantry or fridge is still good to eat or if it needs to be tossed? What if there was an ‘Easy’ button or even better- an app- to help you determine the shelf life of foods? At Millennium Waste the safety and well-being of our community is important to us. Practicing food safety and the proper storage techniques will help save you time and money.

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Fluorescent light bulb disposal safety

Fluorescent lights are used in businesses, in homes, in offices, in restrooms; the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, they do not last forever, and eventually they will need to be disposed of. It is important to properly dispose of these light bulbs, rather than just dumping them in the dumpster or another roll-off container. Due to the high-intensity-discharge (HID) containing mercury-vapor, metal-halide, and high-pressure sodium, it is important to properly dispose of fluorescent lights and ensure that they are properly managed.

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Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster for Spring Clean Ups

Spring is back! So open up those windows and get to work. It’s time to clear out that the clutter, and get organized. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be terrifying, but it is something we should all do. It's not just about cleaning blinds and sweeping baseboards. You can also use spring cleaning as a reminder to schedule household maintenance, and tackle those projects you’ve been longing to accomplish. Are you finally ready to tackle that basement?  If so, how do you dispose of that huge pile of garbage?

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Online Bill Pay with Millennium is Easy, Fast & Secure

Did you know that you can pay your Millennium Waste bill with our online bill pay? We know that making online payments are more convenient for our customers. Plus, they’re a great way to save on stamps, and reduce the amount of paper waste. Online bill pay with Millennium is quick, easy, and secure.

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How to respectfully retire tattered American Flags

Often, when we discuss proper disposal of items, we are referring to items we don’t know how to handle or recycle, like chemicals, old appliances or computers. But, today we are going to discuss something that should never be recycled or placed in a bin, the American flag. Just as there are certain protocol to handling and displaying the flag, there is also protocol to its disposal. While many enjoy flying their American flag from their home or raised on a flag pole, there comes a point where a flag is no longer fit to fly, and should be retired out of respect.

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Environmental Friendly, Pet Approved

As you leave the adoption shelter with your new four legged companion, you think you have it all figured out. You’ve purchased the food, the toys, the bedding, and you’ve even scheduled that first vet visit. At every chance you get you pamper the newest member of your family- you bathe Fido, teach him new tricks, and take him outside for walks. Oops! There’s just one thing you forgot about- Fido decides to make a pit stop depositing a huge landmine in your neighbors’ front yard. What do you do?

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What to do with CDs & DVDs

Because technology is always changing, it seems we are perpetually buying the lastest and greatest electronic gadget. When was the last time you went jogging with your portable cassette or CD player? Chances are, your music collection is currently compilled on an mp3 player or bluetooth device. In the music industry alone, we’ve listened on record players, eight track devices, cassettes, CD’s and now little rectangles hold music collections that once filled entire rooms.

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Spotlight on Special Waste: Asbestos

It’s easy to know what to do with household wastes such as empty can goods, milk cartons and newspapers, these items can all be easily recycled. But what do you do with other items from your industrial work setting? Special wastes are solid wastes resulting from an industrial process that need a more specified means of handling, transportation, or disposal to ensure the protection of the environment and the public health, welfare, and safety. Some examples of special wastes include fly ash, dead animals, bag house dust, wastewater treatment plant solids, asbestos containing materials, petroleum contaminated soils, debris, oil and gas waste, as well as paint and sludge.

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Keeping the Community Clean

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.

Events and Activities:

  • Extreme Cleanup
  • Quad Cities Marathon
  • Bix 7
  • Greek Fest
  • Cinco De Mayo Festival
  • Bettendorf July 4th Festival

Contact us today with questions or suggestions.


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