The statistics are staggering. More than 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, half of which happens at home.
Please do not put them in either your garbage or recycling bin.
In our ongoing effort to reduce the amount that goes into landfills, here are some tips on what to do:
Thinking of becoming more eco-friendly? Look no further than a trash compactor. You will immediately help reduce the impact of the waste you produce on landfills.
A compactor utilizes a metal ram that crushes waste to manageable and small pieces. A compactor has some great benefits:
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1. Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights or LEDs. 2. Turn down the thermostat 3 degrees in the winter and up 3 degrees in the summer. 3. Inflate car tires to improve gas mileage. 4. Wash and rinse clothes in cold water and line dry. 5. Walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit. Visit dupageco.org/cooldupage for more information and tips!
At Flood Brothers Disposal and Recycling, it's crucial for us to look for new ways to recycle and keep our planet -- and our local neighborhoods -- clean and free of waste. There are many creative ways to help your trash service reduce the waste they have to haul, as well as keeping useful items out of the trash... and out of landfills. For example, you could "upcycle" household items and other useful things, like electronics, turning them into useable items with years of extended life. (We've even compiled some tips on how to upcycle!) However, what do you do with all that organic waste you might have? All those vegetables, coffee grounds, eggshells, and more that end up in your garbage bag could be put to better use, serving the planet by providing everything from power to plant fertilizer. So, if you're not an avid composter, read on to see how we're helping manage this growing waste management problem.
Renting a temporary trash dumpster is affordable and easy for larger household trash removal projects!
Whether there is a home improvement project on your calendar or just finally cleaning out your garage, with one call to Flood Brothers to rent a dumpster you can remove all your clutter or debris!
Any old appliance can consume as much as four times more energy than newer models and could be costing you more money on your electricity bills than you need to pay!
Recycle Your Old Appliances and Electronics
For E-waste pick ups, contact a Flood Brothers representative at (630) 261-0400 or (773) 626-5800. View what can be recycled today here!
White Good Item Collection (Appliances)
White goods are appliances containing CFC, HCFC, PCB’s, mercury switches or other hazardous components that can be found in stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves and furnaces. White goods will be collected by a separate truck.
Please contact Flood Brothers customer service department at (630) 261-0578 to schedule a white good item pick up. Any white good item to be collected must be placed at the curb on same day and time as residential refuse service. Residents, see your page for more details: Carol Stream East Dundee Oakbrook Terrace Pingree Grove Unincorporated Residential Services
Receive $35 for Recycling Your Refrigerator or Freezer
Everyone today is looking to help with recycling efforts, we found that Com Ed will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer for FREE, recycle it in an environmentally responsible way, plus send you $35.