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!
Did you know that most produce contain some type of pesticide? A pesticide is a mixture of substances used to prevent bacteria and destroy insects on fruits and vegetables. Most farmers choose to use pesticides, so that they will have better fruit and vegetables.
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.