Our New Year’s Resolutions – Improve Efficiency and Safety, Save Space!

Improve Recycling Efficiency 

The Bulb Eater® effectively crushes lamps and captures mercury vapor in under one second, saving roughly 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps. Pre-crushing lamps saves money by having less to ship, saving anywhere from 10 cents to $1 per lamp! Our nationwide recycling program covers 48 states and we can also recycle your used batteries, electronics, and ballasts when we service your crushed lamps. Continue reading “Our New Year’s Resolutions – Improve Efficiency and Safety, Save Space!”

Food Waste Landfill Diversion Strategies for 2017

For facilities managers, food waste is a messy and smelly problem. The longer you wait to find a solution, the worse the problem will become. Why not consider a strategy that allows you to treat the waste on site as it is produced, thereby eliminating the need for long term storage in outside dumpsters? Continue reading “Food Waste Landfill Diversion Strategies for 2017”

A Year of Simple, Sustainable Solutions from Air Cycle

Recognizing Our Environmental Heroes

This year, Air Cycle launched our Hero of the Month program in an effort to recognize organizations and facilities that go above and beyond to practice sustainability behind the scenes and on the frontlines. We visited Fairfax County Schools to talk about their safe and efficient lamp recycling program, as well as their commitment to keeping environmental sustainability in the curriculum. The Humane Society of the United States lent us a paw in spreading the word about the Bulb Eater® 3, our safe and efficient drum top lamp crusher.

If you’d like to nominate your facility for our Hero of the Month program, click here to apply!


Introducing Total Program Management

Earlier in 2016, we showcased  a comprehensive recycling solution to fit multi-location facilities like a glove – Total Program Management. By combining all of the simple, sustainable solutions that Air Cycle has to offer and customizing a program specifically for your organization, we’re able to cut costs and eliminate the need to offer multiple contract awards, and more importantly provide you with comprehensive recycling metrics that you can boast about. Watch our video to learn more.


Advancing Food Waste Diversion

Diverting food waste from landfills has been at the forefront of our environmental efforts in 2016. The cost and environmental impact of landfilling organic waste is astronomical. (Read more about the effects of transporting food waste on the environment and your bottom line here.)

This food waste diversion program eliminates the need to transport food waste to landfills, as the waste is odorously treated on-site and transformed into environmentally safe water and carbon dioxide.


Traveling Abroad – Air Cycle Joins Waste and Sanitech India

Environmental sanitation and waste management are becoming major public health issues in India, and new ideas and concepts for Solid Waste Management are being sought to solve these issues. As part of this initiative, the Indian government enacted new regulations in 2016 that regulate the proper recycling of mercury containing lamps. That’s why we were proud to be a part of Waste & Sanitech India 2016 in support of the Clean India Mission.

This exhibition and conference provided useful insights and solutions for developing 100 environmentally smart cities all over the country. From municipal waste to e-waste, bio-medical to organic, the convention offered an opportunity for government institutions, local authorities, architects, and more to explore innovative sustainable solutions options.