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Composting is an essential part of organic gardening, but the process can seem overwhelming to inexperienced gardeners. Luckily, with a few good tips and the right tools, virtually anyone can start and maintain a rich compost pile.
As the video shows, you can improve the quality and nutrient content of your compost by taking such actions as limiting the moisture you add, turning the mix based on its temperature, and adding ready-made compost to the pile. Specialized tools such as digging forks and machetes are also recommended for properly breaking up the compost. Click play to hear more details.
At Western Disposal of Boulder, we make our own nutrient-dense compost from the biodegradable materials we receive at our plant. Available in 1.5 cubic-feet bags or in bulk, it is the perfect addition to any organic garden. For more information about our compost or to place an order, call (303) 586-1100.
Last updated 5 months ago
In our recent blog posts, we’ve discussed how to start a compost pile at home and analyzed some common recycling myths. To learn more about these topics, click on the links below or call Western Disposal in Boulder at (303) 586-1100.
Last updated 5 months ago
People who choose not to recycle often have a variety of reasons and excuses. However, in most cases, these claims are nothing more than myths. Listed below are some of the most common recycling myths and the truth behind them. Read on and you might find out something about recycling services that you didn’t know before.
Plastic Recyclables Just Go to Landfills
Unlike other unfounded recycling claims, this myth does have a grain of truth in it. Historically, recycling plants have had some difficulty sorting plastics, leading to those items being put into landfills. But before you throw your arms up in protest of recycling, you should know that recent technology has made it possible to correctly sort all kinds of plastic recyclables. Consequently, you can rest assured that your plastic items are, in fact, being recycled.
Recycling Makes Pollution Worse
Transporting recyclables from home to factory involves the use of gas-powered waste management trucks. Because of this fact, many people believe that the pollution these vehicles cause overshadows any environmental benefits that recycling may provide. However, a number of studies have been done that directly contradict this notion, concluding that there is no way recycling does more harm than good for the environment.
Factory Workers, Not Machines, Do All the Recycling
It is an oft-repeated claim that people, not machines, separate recyclables in factories. Along with being inefficient, this argument goes on to say, recycling by hand is also costly, which makes recycling not even worth the trouble. While this is a clever idea, it does not correspond to modern realities. Currently, hundreds of recycling plants across the country can sort through recyclables using highly-sophisticated machinery, eliminating the need for manual sorting.
To learn more about recycling, visit Western Disposal on the web. Our business is family owned, and we have been proudly serving Boulder-area residents for more than 40 years. Whether you need trash removal, recycling, or composting services, Western Disposal will be there to assist you. Contact us at (303) 586-1100 to speak with one of our friendly representatives today!
Last updated 5 months ago
A large number of people across the United States recycle and are fairly aware that the practice is good for the future of our planet. However, many of these individuals also might not understand just how crucial their recycling contributions are.
By watching this video, you’ll get to see why recycling is so important. Along with learning about the rampant wastefulness of recyclables in America, you’ll also be shown some amazing facts about recycling. For instance, did you know that recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours? To learn more interesting facts, watch the video.
Recycling is an effective way of protecting the environment and practicing sustainability. For more information about recycling or to learn how to get started, give Western Disposal in Boulder a call at (303) 586-1100.
Last updated 6 months ago
For decades, improper waste practices have caused serious damage to the environment. Today, sophisticated recycling practices allow consumers to make better use of America’s resources. Take a look at these additional resources for more information:
Are you interested in hosting an eco-friendly party? Check out this page from Ecco Magazine.
Organizing a company picnic can be a great way to bring your employees closer together. Learn more at Inc.com.
Would you like to learn more about composting? Check out this page from the Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2009, Americans recovered about 34% of waste materials. Discover more recycling statistics at this page from Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
What exactly is paperboard? This page from PaperboardPackaging.org has the answer.
Do you have any questions about waste management? Call Western Disposal at (303) 586-1100.