Federal regulations classify four categories as universal waste: batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, and mercury lamps. Though these products contain hazardous materials, they are all quite common. Businesses and households all generate universal waste, many not realizing the impact on our environment. While federal and state regulators may not police individual households, you can be assured they are observing the accumulation of waste made by facilities and businesses. Continue reading “Universal Waste Recycling with Air Cycle Saves Money!”
Air Cycle Corporation is excited to announce the release of the newest addition to its line of fluorescent lamp crushers, the Bulb Eater® 3L.
This new product is the next generation of the Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system, crushing straight fluorescent lamps of any length, CFL’s, and u-tube lamps into 100% recyclable material while capturing 99.99% of vapors released. The Bulb Eater® 3L technology makes it easier for businesses to be environmentally conscious while saving time and money. This machine has many of the features of the award-winning Bulb Eater® 3, but is offered at a reduced cost and is the perfect solution for those wanting to save money while reducing labor and recycling costs.
How does the Bulb Eater® 3L work?
The Bulb Eater® 3L pre-crushes fluorescent lamps and filling drums at your facility as an initial step in the recycling process. Once the drums are full, Air Cycle provides a nationwide pickup service for the lamps to be picked up and then recycled.
Recycle and save money all with one new product!
The Bulb Eater® 3L with Intelli Technology optimizes routine machine maintenance, reduces labor costs, minimizes storage space by up to 80%, and saves up to 50% on recycling costs. The Bulb Eater® 3L also provides your facility with OSHA and ACGIH compliance, worker safety, and environmental protection. If you are concerned with space and storage issues that often coincide with recycling solutions, you can now take full advantage of Air Cycle’s newest addition to its lamp crusher series.
With the power of Air Cycle’s simple, sustainable solutions for corporate recycling, facilities can save time and money with one comprehensive, nationwide service provider. Talk to one of our experts now to find out how The Bulb Eater® 3L can help you save space and reduce recycling costs more efficiently than ever before!
Have you ever wondered how the term Spring Cleaning arose? Did you know that March 6 through 12 was National Spring Cleaning Week? You may be surprised to learn that this annual ritual is centuries old and is performed across the globe among various civilizations and religious groups. From opening the windows and enjoying fresh spring air to conducting a thorough cleaning of your humble abode, this time of year is an opportunity to take stock in why you have to do this in the first place and what you could possibly change to make this daunting task less daunting.
At Air Cycle, we understand that a method devoted to waste stockpiles that have accumulated over the winter doesn’t need to be a part of your spring cleaning ritual. Let us help you set up a recycling program that works for you year round. Our Total Program Management 7-Step Process will help you establish and measure your recycling goals and put in place an easy to use recycling program that works for you throughout the year. Our team is passionate about what we can offer businesses and we’re sharing a few highlights on how our unparalleled services will help your business run smoother and your recycling program easier:
Our program design and products allow your recycling program to stay organized with ease. One of our expert consultants will meet with you to evaluate your facility’s situation and help you set achievable recycling goals that are then set out in a plan best suited to your company’s unique needs.
Not only is using our Air Cycle Total Program Management easy and organized; it promotes efficiency and safety for everyone involved. Eliminate time consuming and costly programs that provide undocumented benefits. With the help of our products and services, recycling is an easy and necessary addition to your business.
- Business Pride
Social and economical responsibility are no longer just terms thrown around. Sustainability practices is no longer simply a buzz word, it is an operating philosophy. It’s how businesses operate and it’s an opportunity for you to inspire employees and fellow companies to make a difference, as well as show your customers you care. Our up to date reports and sustainability data provide you with the information necessary to show how your company is impacting the environment in a positive way.
Make this year’s National Spring Cleaning week the last one that contains fluorescent lamps, batteries and ballasts action plans. If you’re looking for simple sustainable solutions for recycling and leaving your green footprint, call us today for a consultation and to start your Total Program Management project.
Some commonly used items contain hazardous materials that represent environmental risks when discarded and landfilled. Others, like food waste represents 35-40% of landfill receipts each year. Environmentally conscious recycling and compliance with state and federal regulations on recycling is a priority, particularly for large companies and those with a commitment to sustainable practices. Facilities can rely on Air Cycle to provide simple sustainable solutions for these commonly generated wastes. Continue reading “Simple Sustainable Solutions for the Largest and Most Commonly Generated Wastes”
“I’m not sure which universal waste recycling solution is right for my facility. How much storage space do I have to store material waiting for recycling? Is there a solution for limited storage space?”
The cost of landfilling your food waste is more complex than most may consider. When you take into account the hidden costs of landfilling organic waste – fuel surcharges, pickup and hauling fees, tipping, bin rentals, and environmental surcharges – the total impact to your bottom line can top nearly $200 per ton. Continue reading “Do You Want To Stop Landfilling Food Waste?”
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!”
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”
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.
As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, the mind goes to one place: everything that we have to be thankful for. Our health, a roof over our heads, an excellent fantasy football lineup. But for facilities managers, the mind might wander a little further off. ‘Where is all of this food waste going?’ Continue reading “Give Thanks for Food Waste Diversion from EnviroPure”