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What Can I Recycle?

What can I recycle? This is a questions we often get when we visit with customers, communities, residents, and schools. To understand what to recycle, lets first take a look at why we recycle in the first place.


Residential Recycling: Adjusting to Change

Many may not know that residential recycling has evolved over the years, in other words the traditional days of recycling are gone. Due to China no longer accepting most recycling materials we must help ensure that recycling is 99.5 percent pure. Without contamination of recycling this allows China to accept the material and furthermore help profits for waste companies. This forced recycling companies to change their program in order to have a solution for any decreased revenue. What is next for the recycling market? It’s very hard to predict this question but for now our main goal is to work with China and their policy.


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Action is happy to once again support the amazing team at Hope & Heroes in their September Initiative “Give Them Hope. Be Their Hero.”

Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Hope & Heroes, the charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the life-saving work of the pediatric cancer program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Renowned for its a research-based approach to care, Columbia’s scientists and physicians are revolutionizing the treatment and care of children with cancer and blood disorders.


Lisa From Billing Runs New York City Marathon For Great Cause

New York City Marathon

Everyone has heard of the New York City Marathon, yet not many have had the stamina to run it!

Well, our very own Lisa Suarez from our Billing Department will be gearing up to run this year’s New York City marathon and will be joined by her daughter Jenna. The TCS New York City Marathon course runs 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC and is a model for big-city marathons around the world. This is the worlds biggest marathon that bring in around 50,000 runners to New York City every year.


2019 Action Scholarship Winner

Last week we had the pleasure of presenting our 3rd annual Action Environmental Group scholarship award. The winner was High School Senior Shannon Breun. Our CEO Ron Bergamini and her father IWS Packer Driver, Chris Breun were on hand to present Shannon with her award. Her captivating essay and incredible 4.1 GPA made Shannon the ideal recipient of this award.

In the fall she will begin the journey of receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language at Montclair State University. She fell in love with sign language in High School and wants to become an interpreter for the deaf.


Proper PPE: Safety University

Safety Video of the Month: Proper PPE for the Waste Management Industry

Proper PPE

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is what we use to protect us from the hazards we may encounter in our work. It is important that you wear the proper PPE for the job you are performing and knowing how to wear it properly.

PPE will no protect you if you do not wear it…you MUST wear it! The video below highlights the proper PPE needed for each specific waste management task.


Heat Stress – Protecting Workers

Safety University Topic of the Month: Protecting Workers from Heat Stress


The summer heat is great for lounging around at the beach or taking a dip in the pool, but in some cases prolonged exposure to heat can cause illness and death. OSHA tell us of certain precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work.


Rear End Collisions and Stopping Distance

rear end collisions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of collision that occurs on U.S. roads, making up 29 percent of all accidents. By practicing these simple tips, it will greatly reduce the risk of having a rear end accident.


Action In Action: April From Billing Transforms With CKO

Action would be nothing without the amazing men and women who work with us, and the amazing stories they share that transforms their life.

Today we want to highlight the amazing journey of our Billing Manager April Levine. April is an amazing mother of two who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2015. After kicking cancers butt she turned to CKO Kickboxing to learn how to really kick some butt.