Monday, August 28, 2017

Borden Driver Praised by a Customer for Going Above and Beyond

A customer was so happy with the service she receives from her Borden trash driver that she wrote us to let us know!

She writes, "I have been very happy with my service with Borden's.  I was so grateful for him being so accommodating as to let me bring the trash out even though it wasn't already there. Thank you for employing people who care and who know that sometimes you just forget that it's trash day!!"

For Ken's conscientious service, Borden Waste-Away treated him and his family to dinner out!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Borden Waste-Away and its Customers Donate Check For Cancer Research For Sixth Straight Year.

Matching Customers’ Donations Dollar for Dollar, Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. Donates Entire Amount to Goshen Hospital’s Cancer Research Fund.

ELKHART (July 25, 2017) --- In 2011 Elkhart-based Borden Waste-Away pioneered an exclusive program where interested customers could add $1.00 to their monthly bill as a donation for cancer research. Each year Borden matches these donations dollar for dollar and the entire amount is donated to Goshen Hospital to support forty-five active clinical trials, spanning breast, lung, colorectal, lymphoma, esophageal, head & neck, prostate, melanoma, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, and other cancers. Other programs include pre-clinical studies for early detection, cancer vaccinations and improved radiation oncology verification systems, as well as The Tissue Bank.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Are Manufacturers Required to Use Recyclable Materials or Packaging?

Some more progressive parts of the United States, particularly on the west coast, have laws mandating that they use a certain percentage of recycled materials in the production of new items.

According to and, the top superstar recycling cities in the US are:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA

Sunday, October 16, 2016

What is Green Power?

Much of the modern world relies on some kind of power source for a multitude of things such as lights, heat, and entertainment sources like televisions and computers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “The U.S. energy supply is composed of a wide variety of energy resources; however, not all energy resources have the same environmental benefits and costs.”

Conventional power is achieved by the combustion, or burning, of fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, and oil. “Fossil fuels have environmental costs from mining, drilling, or extraction, and emit greenhouse gases and air pollution during combustion.” (EPA)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Borden Waste-Away and IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care Celebrate 5-Year Partnership

Borden Presents Check To Fund Preclinical Trials and Cancer Research

Goshen, IN July 14, 2016 – Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. and IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care celebrated their 5-year partnership today with a ceremony and a check presentation. The check, totaling almost $25,000, signifies the fifth year of donations from Borden and its customers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Area’s Leading Waste Collection Firm Adds Green Technology to Truck Fleet

Borden Waste-Away Using Groundbreaking iNTELLIDRIVE Regenerative Braking
Technology; Sees Lower Maintenance, Fuel Cost and Positive Impact on Environment

Elkhart, IN (June, 2016) — Elkhart, Indiana based company, Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc., has begun piloting the iNTELLIDRIVE system, from Stored Energy Solutions, in their residential waste collection trucks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Freon and the Environment, part 2

“Also known as, Chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, Halons., with other names including: Fluorotrichloromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Trichlorotrifluoroethane, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Dibromotetrafluoroethane, Chlorodifluoromethane,” it is commonly referred to as Freon.

As referenced in Freon and the Environment, part 1, Freon is the genericized name for a number of stable, nonflammable gasses or liquids that have been typically used as refrigerants or aerosol propellants in such things as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and canned products like hair sprays.