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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

What is Light Pollution?

When the word “pollution” is uttered, it brings about visions of litter on highways, green or littered waterways, or even clouds of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Does light enter your thoughts when discussing pollution?

Light pollution is a far more prevalent problem than in past decades. “Light pollution is inappropriate artificial light.” There are four components of light pollution: 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Freon and the Environment, part 1

Freon is the registered trademark of The Chemours Company, a spinoff of the DuPont Company, “for the refrigerants R-12, R-13B1, R-22, R-502, and R-503.” 

The Chemours Company uses the name Freon for a number of stable, nonflammable gases or liquids that have typically been used as refrigerants or aerosol propellants in such things as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and canned products like hair sprays.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Reusable Shopping Bags

The early 2000s brought about innovative ideas to be greener in your home, at work, even at the grocery store. Enter the reusable shopping bag.

Reusable shopping bags are “a type of bag that can be reused many times; this is an alternative to single-use paper or plastic bags. It is often made from fabric such as canvas, woven synthetic fibers, or a thick plastic that is more durable than disposable plastic bags, allowing multiple uses.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What is a Fuel/Compliance Surcharge?

As our website assures, Waste-Away Group is committed to providing quality service at the best possible value. Since trucking and hauling is the main focus of our business, fuel charges and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance are large components of our cost of doing business.

Waste-Away Group’s Fuel/Compliance Surcharge covers more than just the cost of fuel. The cost to maintain fuel systems in our trucks in accordance with state and federal guidelines is also a substantial part of our company’s costs.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Why Do Landfills Smell So Bad?

In discussions about the smell surrounding landfills, the common theory is that it’s an overabundance of methane produced by rotting and fermenting material. Well, that is half true.

When organic matter decomposes, it gives off an odor that is most times considered to be offensive. Methane, however, is odorless. This makes it non-offensive to be around initially, but possibly dangerous if it unknowingly collects and ignites.