The following is a definitive guide to PFAS chemicals, starting with their history, what has made them so beneficial to manufacturing, their impact on the environment, and why we must find alternatives. We also go in-depth on the methods available to remove them from soil and water, as well as regulations that are being made this very moment to control their use and limit their negative impacts...
Announcing new VP of Sustainability: Melissa Puchalla
We are pleased to announce that Melissa Puchalla has joined Wastebits as our new Vice President of Sustainability. Melissa brings a wealth of experience to this role, with a background in global supply chain compliance and ESG strategy. In her new position, Melissa will lead our sustainability efforts and drive the development of new initiatives that align with our mission of reducing waste and...
Tornado Cleanup: Safety and Waste Disposal
Tornadoes can be devastating events for many people. Not only do they destroy property and ruin lives, but they also leave behind a lot of debris that needs to be cleaned up. Cleaning up after a tornado is not just about removing the physical objects left on the ground – it’s also about disposing of any hazardous materials. In this blog post, we will cover safety tips for cleaning up...
How to Rent a Dumpster: Saving You Money
What’s the Difference Between Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral that has been used for many years in both commercial building construction and insulation due to its fire-resistant properties. It was once hailed as the “miracle mineral” but, because of potential health risks, it is now banned in most countries. Friable asbestos can be crumbled with your hands while non-friable asbestos cannot be crushed by hand. If you are unsure if there...
Hurricane Debris Cleanup: Tips, Resources, and Understanding FEMA
Pressure-Treated Wood: Recyclable or Not?
Pressure-treated wood has been a staple of construction and demolition since the 1950s. It is used for decking, fencing, framing…you name it. Pressure-treated wood can be recycled but only in certain circumstances. This blog post will talk about pressure-treated wood and whether or not it is recyclable.
Will We Run Out of Landfills?
Landfills are carefully engineered disposal facilities, designed to combat the problems you can expect if you just throw trash into a hole in the ground. So rather than dumps, which are just designated areas to leave garbage, landfills involve inbuilt solutions to leaching, leakage, off-gassing, and more.
C&D Waste Recycling: A Resource for Solutions
A construction site can generate construction and demolition (C&D) waste at a rate of 20 to 30 tons per hour. C&D waste is usually generated when buildings are demolished, remodeled or constructed. C&D recyclers have come up with creative ways to collect this material for recycling which has led to the creation of more jobs in the industry and less C&D waste going into landfills.
Hazardous Waste Disposal – Where Does It Go and Who Handles It?
‘Hazardous waste’ calls to mind glowing tubs of nuclear or biological residues. But in fact, every household and most businesses will generate some hazardous waste. This could be used lightbulbs or old batteries, residues from auto engine maintenance — or large quantities of sludges left over from complex chemical manufacturing, and everything in between. It all needs to be disposed of...