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Action Carting Environmental Services, Inc. is the city's most progressive and innovative provider of non-hazardous waste management services for the City of New York and now New Jersey.

How to Implement a School Recycling Program

Recycling and schools are a natural fit. Schools have large numbers of people generating lots of waste—much which is recyclable. Environmentally, recycling reduces the amount of waste heading to landfills and incinerators. Additionally, recycling can reduce carbon emission and conserve natural resources. Economically, a school may be able to reduce the volume of waste they need to dispose of resulting in a reduction in the size or quantity of waste collection containers and service.

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Recycling is huge for schools and other non profits. I work for Planet Aid, a textile recycler in the NYC area. I would like to pa... Read More
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 8:08 PM
Guest — James Hunt
Really appreciate this post. It’s hard to sort the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 8:08 AM
Guest — Laila
They need to have more recycling programs in the schools. I know they always teach the children how to be more green and not throw... Read More
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:10 PM
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New York City Transfer Station Plan Could Triple Costs

New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO).

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Federal Trade Comission wants Eco- Packaged Products to Prove Their Claims

Oh, yeah? Prove it!” That’s what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants from companies whose products or packaging purport to confer planet-friendly benefits.    

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New York City Launches Waste Junk Mail Program

New York City has launched a campaign to help residents unsubscribe from unwanted mail waste to their homes.

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Aluminum Can Recycling Remains Strong at 66.7 Percent in 2013 – Study

Aluminum cans were recycled at a rate of 66.7 percent in 2013, remaining the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States, according to a new report.

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New York Adopts Mercury Thermostat Producer Responsibility Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a producer responsibility law for the collection of mercury thermostats.

The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act requires that manufacturers develop and implement a thermostat collection program that meets a pre-established goal of collecting 15,500 thermostats by 2015, according to a news release from the Boston-based Product Stewardship Institute.

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Monday, 13 October 2014 9:09 AM
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Susan G Komen Walk

Another great year at the Susan G Komen Walk #Race4theCure! Every year we have sponsored the infamous Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Central Park but this year we had our employees participate as a team,

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Council Member Antonio Reynoso visits our MRF

We were pleased to welcome Council Member Antonio Reynoso at our optical sorter recycling center in the Bronx.  We further appreciate the note in CM Reynoso’s newsletter.   

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Corporate America and Sustainability

In the U.S. “sustainability” is a growing trend amongst many businesses. Corporate sustainability maintains the focus on profit maximization, but also takes into account other key factors such as environmental protection and development. With millions of thriving businesses in the U.S., the consequences of the way these enterprises conduct business must be taken into consideration.

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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.

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Al Yancius
That was a wonderful night. Couldn't stop smiling seeing my daughter Rachel on the field in the stadium I love and on the jumbo tr... Read More
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:10 PM
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Americans Think They Are Recycling Correctly But Are They Really?

Recycling provides many opportunities along with many challenges. I have an optimistic view that most people make a genuine effort to recycle. Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges in the recycling industry isn't the effort of the people, it's overenthusiastic attempts to actually recycle the un-recyclable.

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Guest — Mike S
What is single stream recycling?
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 6:06 PM
Guest — Jenna DiBella
Single Stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collec... Read More
Thursday, 26 June 2014 7:07 PM
Carol C. McCarthy
Single stream recycling is a fresh and different concept. It is the future for a responsible resource conservation and an importan... Read More
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Last Week at Action / IWS

We hope you are enjoying the much anticipated warm weather like we are. In light of spring and showing gratitude we wanted to let you know what we are doing as a company this week and invite you to do the same. Our corporate culture always incorporates participation whether it be our participation in the community or internally within our own offices. 

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Super Bowl Boulevard

On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. To celebrate, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee and GMC have dreamed up "Super Bowl Boulevard," a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Stop by a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or race down a specially made toboggan. Admission is FREE and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live.

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WM CEO: Didn't educate customers on recycling

Recycling, is it different everywhere? Or are there basic guidelines that we can all follow? What happens to my recyclables after they are collected?

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NYC NYE Street Closures


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