Debris Removal >> Recycling

Recycling Basics Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. Benefits of Recycling Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators.

Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals; Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials; Saves energy; Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; Helps sustain the environment for future generations; Helps create new well-paying jobs in the Recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States. 

Steps to Recycling Materials Recycling includes the three steps below, which create a continuous loop, represented by the familiar recycling symbol. · There are several methods for collecting recycling, including curbside collection, drop-off centers, and deposit or refund programs. Visit How do I.

Common Recycling. After collection, Recycling are sent to a recovery facility to be sorted, cleaned, and processed into materials that can be used in manufacturing. Recycling are bought and sold just like raw materials would be, and prices go up and down depending on supply and demand in the United States and the world. 

More and more of today's products are being manufactured with Recycling content. Common household items that contain recycling materials include: o newspapers and paper towels; o aluminum, plastic, and glass soft drink containers; o steel cans; and o plastic laundry detergent bottles. 

Recycling materials are also used in new ways such as recovered glass in asphalt to pave roads or recovered plastic in carpeting and park benches. By buying new products made from recycling materials you help close the recycling loop. There are thousands of products that contain recycling content. 

When you go shopping, look for: o Products that can be easily Recycling, and o Products that contain recycling content. Here are some of the terms used: o Recycling-content product. This means the product was manufactured with recycling materials, either collected from a recycling program or from waste recovered during the normal manufacturing process. 

Sometimes the label will tell you how much of the content was from recycling materials. o Postconsumer content. This is very similar to recycling content, Recycling but the material comes only from recycling collected from consumers or businesses through a recycling program. o Recyclable product. 

These are products that can be collected, processed and Recycling manufactured into new products after they have been used. These products do not necessarily contain recycling materials. Remember not all kinds of recycling may be collected in your community so be sure to check with your local recycling program before you buy. 

Some of the common products you can find that can be made with Recycling content include: o Aluminum cans o Car bumpers o Carpeting o Cereal boxes o Comic books o Egg cartons o Glass containers o Laundry detergent bottles o Motor oil o Nails o Newspapers o Paper towels o Steel products o Trash bags

White Mold

Toxic White molds Some mold, such as Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys atra (chartarum), are known to produce potent toxins under certain circumstances. Although some mycotoxins are well known to affect humans and have been shown to be responsible for human health effects, for many mycotoxins,  read more..

Lead based Paint In Flooded Areas

(ATLANTA – May 26, 2010) – Due to recent flooding in western and central Tennessee, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 4 wants to ensure that families are not at increased risk for lead poisoning, because of clean up and/or repair work. EPA urges pregnant women and children t  read more..

Water Damaged Carpet Smell

Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana By Virginia R. Burkett, David B. Zilkoski, and David A. Hart Abstract Global sea-level rise is projected to acceler­ate two- to four-fold during the next century,increasing storm surge and shoreline retreat along low  read more..

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania Trichotillosis; Compulsive hair pulling Trichotillomania is hair loss from repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off. Patients are unable to stop this behavior, even as their hair becomes thinner. A.D.A.M. Causes, incidence, Hoarding Trichotillomania and risk factors Trichot  read more..

Lead Testing

Prior to the 1970s, house paint often contained some lead. As lead house paint ages, it could chip or crumble into dust. Subject to lead-house paint dust or chips could cause serious Lead Paint Removal Lead Testing health issues. Little children and pregnant women are at higher threat. So, if you live in or own an older home,  read more..

Biohazard Clean Up Safety Training

CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP AWARDS GUIDELINE EFFECTIVE 11/1/09 AUTHORITY states allowable expenses include reasonable costs associated with crime scene clean up. 21 O.S. 142.13 Crime Scene Cleanup Biohazard Clean Up Safety Training states that reasonable costs associated with crime scene clean up s  read more..

Fix A High Level Of Radon In A House

Application and Instructions: Instructions and forms to be completed by an applicant to the RPP. Included in this Handbook as Appendix F.Application Device Checklists: Lists of detectors and devices, by method, which have been used successfully by listed participants in the RPP. Included in this [ME  read more..

How To Remove Lead Paint From Walls

Nine test kits (both chemical types) were used to test for the presence or absence of lead in a set of six alkyd oil-based paint standards prepared by CPSC's Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Chemistry (LSC) staff (at lead concentrations of 0.0 percent, 0.06 percent,0.10 percent, 0.50  read more..

Commercial Building Drying And Mold

MOLD/WATER DAMAGED MATERIALS Key Engineering Controls and Work Practices Discard all water-damaged materials, materials that are visibly coated with mold that cannot be properly cleaned, such as porous materials (e.g., carpeting, drywall, insulation), and Structural Drying Commercial Building Drying And Mold materials that have been wet   read more..

How To Fool A Radon Detector

Provide Information to Consumers and Clients All participants listed for measurement services must provide consumer information, as specified below. This is a continuing requirement of the Program. The EPA may evaluate compliance with this requirement through blind tests for an analytical servi  read more..