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7 Ways To Save On Your Apartment Building Trash Compactor Fees

By John Daniel | April 17, 2018

As an apartment manager, you are probably always looking for ways to save money on the upkeep of your property. Did you know that the expenses associated with your apartment building trash compactor are among the easiest to cut? So we will look at some of the most practical waste management tips you can utilize to reduce expenses related to your building's trash disposal.

1. How to lower the haul rate

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The Definitive Guide to Cardboard Recycling

By John Daniel | March 28, 2018

OCC recycling, or cardboard recycling, is broadly defined as the use of condensed packing of large quantities of a given material. Cardboard is the baseline for this particular type of recycling because it is so common in the distribution and manufacturing industries. This product is recycled into a form that can be reused by businesses, and this effectively reduces the business' emissions of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants into the air. 

Cardboard Recycling: Best Practices

Recycling is a standard part of many business operations. The basic idea of recycling is practically taken for granted because of the sheer volume processed through industrial facilities on a daily basis. The question of how and where to store recyclables in a facility is primarily a question of quantity. There are different sizes of containers available for temporarily storing cardboard waste until it can be recycled. The decision is straightforward, because there are best practices available. Business owners can refer to these standards in order to determine the best method for dealing with it. The available options can be ordered based on the quantity of materials that the business expects to process. There are high and low volume options, and the business manager must decide how much space is available for the unit. 

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The three main containers for storing recyclable cardboard are: 

• Dumpster

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Where do the recyclables go?

By John Daniel | March 19, 2014

Federal International works diligently to provide the best and final use for all recyclable commodities. Our recycling efforts turn waste back into consumer products.  For example, we turn:

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The Green Challenge: Corporate and Industrial Waste Diversion

By John Daniel | March 17, 2014

Here at Federal International we are passionately committed to diverting more than 90% of commercial waste away from landfills.

That’s our promise and it’s why they call us Mother Nature’s Workforce. We firmly believe every business, school and government organization in this community and others nationwide can do a much better job with the waste we create.  We don’t own a landfill and will do everything we can to find a way to recycling any type of material before imminent disposal.  Our Green Challenge Recycling Program is all about helping your organization meet or beat a 90% recycling rate.

It’s easy to get started. All you need to do is make contact with us by registering for the challenge below. We’ll call you and conduct a brief interview to gather some information. Then we’ll send out one of our professional recycling auditors to assess your waste stream. We’ll probably take some pictures and provide you a environmental impact report – your Green Challenge Report Card.

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Safe Document Destruction

By John Daniel | March 17, 2014

shredding-machineTo guard your data security and keep your company from legal and financial risk, it’s imperative to use a R2 certified facility when recycling your electronics. The R2 certification was developed by representatives from the EPA, state agencies, OEM manufacturers, electronics recyclers, and NGOs to guarantee the highest level of data security as well as proper e-waste disposal. For example:

  • All R2 certified recyclers are required to sanitize, purge, or destroy data on all hard drives and data storage devices.
  • Data destruction processes are reviewed and validated by an independent party periodically.
  • R2 recyclers are required to have a security program in place that is appropriate for the equipment they handle and the customers they serve.

We take the job of guarding your privacy seriously. Our shredding machines provide random cut pierce-and-tear shredding capabilities sized to your specifications. They can shred and destroy hundreds of truckload of sensitive material from credit card statements to computer hard drives with a monthly capacity to process approximately 2,000 tons of shredded paper material 600 tons of non-paper material.

What does your recycler know that can help your bottom line? Download our free white paper to find out:

7 Proven Ways to Increase Recycling Revenue

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How do you set up a recycling program?

By John Daniel | March 17, 2014

Recycling Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all recycling program; each company and manufacturer has their own needs. Federal International specializes in creating customized recycling programs OR modifying your existing program with the goal of effectively maximizing your recycling revenues.

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