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Safely Disposing of Your Electronics

Safely Disposing of Your Electronics

E-Waste Is All Over Electronic waste or e-waste is a term used to describe certain electronic products that have either reached the end of their useful life or are otherwise unwanted or obsolete. Common examples of e-waste products are:  Computers Computer mouses,...
Breaking It Down: Landfills vs Waste

Breaking It Down: Landfills vs Waste

From our hands to the garbage can to the dumpster to the landfill, our waste takes a journey. Although the landfill is often its final destination, the journey doesn’t necessarily end there. While out of sight and out of mind after leaving our home, much of our trash...
Waste in America: The Straight Story

Waste in America: The Straight Story

The State of the Union The topic of environmentalism is multifaceted and can often feel too big for any one person to handle. “What can I do,” they may ask, “that will have any real significance in saving the planet?” Admittedly, preserving the environment is a big...
The Necessity of Dumpster Rentals

The Necessity of Dumpster Rentals

The Dream Project Essentials It is a curious irony in life that in order to build up, you must first tear down. As we climb into a new year, this concept is undoubtedly on the mind of every person who drags themselves to the gym each morning before work. Muscles must...
What to Know Before You Rent a Dumpster

What to Know Before You Rent a Dumpster

There are a few reasons why you may need to use a roll-off dumpster. Many businesses often require a permanent dumpster on their premises while others periodically require a roll-off dumpster to help them deal with extra waste. Residences often require them to help...
How Western Elite is Helping the Environment

How Western Elite is Helping the Environment

The United States has a waste problem. Over 35 years ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began collecting and reporting data on the generation and disposal of waste in our country. They found that Americans had generated over 292.4 million tons of municipal...
What to Leave Out of the Dumpster

What to Leave Out of the Dumpster

When speaking about waste, there are some things to consider before simply throwing it out. Though some garbage disposal services such as Western Elite, will sort garbage and make sure all is properly handled, it is still important to know what can and cannot be...
What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

What types of containers does your food come in? What packaging materials are on the items you regularly purchase and have delivered to your front door? How many items of clothing do you toss in the trash each year? What do you do with worn-out furniture? When you...
Helpful Recycling Tips

Helpful Recycling Tips

The key to getting better at anything is to start small. If you want to up your recycling game, it can be overwhelming at first. So here are some of our recycling tips to make it easier. How do you start small when it comes to recycling? Isn’t the phrase “Go big or go...
After the Curb, Where Does All of it Go?

After the Curb, Where Does All of it Go?

We don’t often think about what happens to our garbage after we put it out on the curb.  We just know that all cans inside our house better be empty and in the garbage can, before Friday when the trash pick-up comes, so that our garage does not start to smell.  What...