Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Giving you an up-close look at the impact that the Hope and Heroes organization and Columbia University Medical Center has on the children it treats in the tri-state.
We are proud to partner with Hope & Heroes in helping local children and their families in their fight against cancer. Hope and Heroes funds the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center.
With donations and support they are able to fund cutting-edge research, support for families, and care that always puts children first.
Thanks so much to the NYPD 41st Precinct for hosting last night’s National Night Out event! Everyone who attended had such an amazing night. Guests were treated to music from a live DJ, BBQ food cooked by NYPD officers, games, a bouncy house and even a dance number from the Police Athletic League (PAL) kids.
This past Wednesday our CEO Ron Bergamini was asked to speak on the panel for the Crain's New York Business of Garbage event with other industry leaders such as NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Chaz Miller the NWRA Director and Tom Outerbridge Sims Municipal Recycling GM.
Like most people you've probably never really stopped and thought about all of the people that work hard behind the scenes to remove your waste and recycling from your home or business every week. You simply put your waste and recycling toter out on the curb, you throw your cardboard in your compactor, or throw your compost in the bin, then like magic the next day "poof" it’s gone. It’s not magic, its hardworking men and women, that many times go unappreciated. We're talking about your Garbage Man!
It might not be the most glamorous job, but it's definitely a necessary one. We are proud to have so many wonderful sanitation drivers and helpers working for us here at Action, many whom have been in the industry for numerous years.
So to kick off the weeklong celebration we highlight a few of the garbage men we have working for us.
Last September members of the RoboRocks FIRST Science and Technology program visited our material recovery facility (MRF) in the Bronx. While there, they were given a tour and got an up-close look at how our recycling and waste management equipment works.
Summer means more and more people will be outside playing, riding bikes, and enjoying the weather. While the summer is a time to relax, enjoy some barbeque and have fun, unfortunately, accidents can still happen.
Here at Action Environmental and Interstate Waste Services safety is our priority. So to make sure you and your family stay safe this season, we thought we would bring you some summer safety tips to remember while around our trucks or any service truck from our Safety Team!
Today marks a very important day for us as a recycling company, as a business, and as residents of this planet. It’s Earth Day!
Each year on April 22 we celebrate the anniversary of an environmental movement that began over 45 years ago.
The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
This past weekend our CEO Ron Bergamini spoke to the crowd at the 2016 Green Festival at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The topic was "The State Of Recycling" and how the industry is changing. Ron highlighted the ever changing markets and how that can affect how we as a society recycle waste.
The Starrett-Lehigh building is one of Manhattan’s largest and premier landmark properties with a history of attracting world-class creative companies and elite brands. If you were to walk through the 2.3 million square foot building today you would see their A-list collection of tenants from internationally renowned designers, to multimedia agencies, to upcoming photographers and artists. The open layout and expansive raw office space is ideal for the creative community to thrive. The building is an integral part of the West Chelsea landscape and we are proud to have worked with them for so many years.
To celebrate the start of Spring, we stopped by I.S. 151 in the Bronx to meet with their environmental club.
Action sales rep Vincenzo spoke with the environmental club about the importance of recycling and how it effects the planet. He also explained in detail the steps recycling goes through from its collection at the curb to the final steps at our MRF.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the Kips Bay Boys and Girls club located in the Bronx.
We were greeted by a number of member’s ages 6-9 years old. The purpose of our visit was to discuss the importance of recycling and how it effects our planet. Action CEO, Ron Bergamini spoke with the kids and explained what common items they should recycle and what these items can be recycled into.
Yesterday, Professor Dupuis and her Environmental Studies and Science students from Pace University stopped by our material recycling facility in the Bronx.
You’ve seen them before. The little number surrounded by triangle arrows on the bottom of your shampoo bottle and other plastic items. But what do they mean? You know you should recycle your plastic items but have you been recycling them properly?
First a little background on where these numbers come from.
The New York Times published an article today discussing the effects that lower oil prices are having on the recycling industry.
Author David Gelles explains,
Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome members of the Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) to our material recycling facility located in the Bronx.
Participation in the stand down means that Action Environmental Group has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:
1. Conducting a risk assessment at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing.
2. Review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements, and then training employees on any changes.
3. Posting Stand Down materials to the company website, in employee meeting rooms and on social media sites.
"Action has always made the safety of our employees and community a top priority, so we are proud to participate in this nation-wide effort," said Ken Levine Director of Safety at Action Environmental Group. "Through training, effective communications and heightened awareness we are committed to helping improve safety across our industry."
Participating in this Stand Down will proved the tools, guidance and support necessary to reduce the number of backing incidents and improve safety measures.
Along with utilizing the resources from the NWRA Stand Down Tool Kit, Action Environmental will focus their monthly safety meeting around the central topic of safe backing practices. To institute these ideals in the real world safe backing observations of routes and at the disposal facilities will be conducted. Drivers and contractors will receive safety handouts all week with safe backing best practices. Safety messages will be communicated throughout the company via display monitors for all employees to see. Crews who operate under safe backing techniques will be rewarded for their continued dedication to safety.
The Stand Down brings together companies and interested parties throughout the nation to raise awareness and standards for safety by following sound safety practices and by sharing experiences and solutions. In November, NWRA's Kneiss issued a call to action on safety for the industry to work toward significantly reducing injuries and fatalities in waste and recycling facilities as part of a comprehensive, data-driven and multifaceted initiative. NWRA is making in-house experts available to member companies to assist in adapting best practices to their individual facilities and implement them accordingly.
More information about the Stand Down can be found at: https://wasterecycling.org/our-work/safety