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Interstate Waste Services is pleased to be part of the Action Environmental Group. The Action Environmental Group is the most progressive and innovative providers of non-hazardous waste management services in the Northeast, specifically serving the five boroughs of New York. What this means to IWS customers is continued commitment to superior service, a broader spectrum of solid waste and recycling services, and an investment in environmental sustainability that is second to none.


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Our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction consultants can provide supervised and certified product destruction and disposal services. We can deliver, replace and remove roll-off containers within 24 hours of your request. And, we’ll work with you to develop a responsible recycling plan for all construction waste that can be re-purposed.

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Interstate Waste Services has a selection of waste containers for your home projects – from renovation and construction projects (20, 30 and 40 yard dumpsters) to simply cleaning out your garage (12 yard dumpsters). Contact us and we'll provide you with pricing and a customized collection schedule to fit your needs.

Trash Talking
From NYC Parks to Ballparks

Earlier last month myself and a few of my colleagues participated in an NYC Parks Activity event alongside students from the Lou Gehrig Middle School IS151 in the Bronx. We helped clean up a park by pulling a specific kind of weed called a mustard weed.  All of the students appeared to enjoy the activity, as did all of us at Action. This was all made possible through the PENCIL organization. Pencil’s Partnership Program allows business volunteers to work with public schools in order to help students learn and to better their experiences. Through this program, Action is able to work closely with Lou Gehrig Middle School. Action has aided the school in creating their environmental club, as well as volunteering with students at various events.

Later that same month on June 19th the Yankees played the Blue Jays and Action was able to offer tickets to some of the same students from Lou Gehrig Middle school who we worked with at the game NYC Parks Activity. The teacher of the year at the school, Ms. Kelly Hand was honored at this and I represented Action on the field prior to the game in honoring Ms. Hand. Both of our names were announced aloud to the stadium, myself as an Action representative and Kelly as teacher of the year. It was very cool to be on the field, and also to make it onto the jumbotron at the stadium. In addition, it was great to see some of the same kids from the NYC Parks Activity enjoying themselves at the game. The Yankees were successful in going for their third win and “sweep” against the Blue Jays, making the game a very exciting and worthwhile one for myself and the students from Lou Gehrig Middle School. 

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Trash Talking
Fact #1

The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.

In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to circle the Earth 24 times.

Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks.

Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make aluminum cans from new material.

Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour.

Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.

In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That could fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from NYC to LA (and back!).

In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.

If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.

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