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.
At Fairfax County Schools, environmental sustainability isn’t just something that happens behind the scenes. It’s an important part of their curriculum, a trait parents look for in choosing an educational path for their children, and an important part of facilities management. In speaking with LouEllen Brademan, Coordinator of K-12 Curriculum Development, it’s plain to see why we chose this unique school system as our Air Cycle Hero of the Month. Continue reading “Fairfax County Schools – Our Hero of the Month”
Attention current Bulb Eater® owners: thank you for being such a loyal customer! We celebrate you for being a member of the original lamp crushing team, on the forefront of safe and efficient “bulb eating.” But today, we say why not treat yourself? You deserve an upgrade. Continue reading “Make The Switch to the Bulb Eater® 3 for Increased Efficiency and Safety”
For corporations with multiple locations, creating a corporate recycling program that can track and manage successful sustainability can be a challenge. With Total Program Management, we’ve made it easy to create, manage, and track your corporate-wide recycling program from a centralized location. Need reports by location? State? Region? Corporate? No problem! Continue reading “Develop Your Corporate Recycling Program in 7 Easy Steps”
Is your facility a maze of boxes filled with spent lamps? For large facilities, compliance with state and federal recycling regulations means labeling each container, keeping them closed, and palletizing boxes when full and ready to be picked up. Do you have more lamps than you have room to store them? A drum top fluorescent lamp crusher and our nationwide waste pickup services can save you significant time, space, and money.
Bulb Eater 3
The Bulb Eater 3 is a drum top fluorescent lamp crusher with the power to crush spent bulbs of any length into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released. Benefits to this revolutionary bulb crusher include: Continue reading “How Do Lamp Crushing and Bulk Recycling Work Together?”
The Recycling Challenge
The challenges experienced with all K-12 School Districts of any size, like the Peoria Unified School District of Arizona, are managing and the disposal of fluorescent lamp waste. The Peoria School District has over forty campuses and several support facilities that require time, storage space, and associated costs with the proper collection and disposal of intact lamps. Lamps contain mercury and in most cases are considered hazardous. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the management of spent lamps. The Peoria Unified School District reached out to Air Cycle Corporation for answers to the challenges presented to them.
“The problems we were encountering at our school district, was the burden with the amount of used fluorescent lamps being stored. We did not have an in house program for the disposal of fluorescent lamps and the expense of packaging the used lamps to send out for proper disposal was excessive.”
Roy Rose Continue reading “How Air Cycle Solved “Bulb Burden” for Peoria Schools”
When it comes to marketing your green business, there’s more to environmental responsibility than meets the eye. Incorporating green business practices can provide the opportunity to connect with environmentally conscious consumers and businesses. Are you ready to start publicizing your reduced impact? Here’s how to get started. Continue reading “Marketing Your Green Initiative With Recycling Reporting”
University of New Mexico’s Recycling Problem
The University of New Mexico is a nationally recognized leader in higher education that prides themselves in their use of sustainable practices to ensure a positive impact on the environment.
As part of this commitment, UNM had looked for a safe and economical way to handle fluorescent lamp waste. Since these lamps contain mercury, proper management and disposal is regulated by the EPA, sending spent lamps to a local landfill was not an option. Continue reading “Bulb Eater 3 Part of UNM Sustainability Program”
The Bulb Eater 3 drum top fluorescent lamp crusher with Intelli Technology is the most fun you can have disposing of lamps, but it’s also much more. This incredible innovation brings to mind efficiency, compliance, and most of all, safety. Mercury is a nerve poison that, when vaporized, can easily be absorbed into the lungs and blood stream. Federal regulations protect workers, and fines for improper disposal could be as much as $32,000 per occurrence.
Among the many reasons to use the Bulb Eater 3®, which crushes an entire pallet of lamps into a 55-gallon drum, is the reduction of risk and liability associated with improper disposal. EPA studies have shown an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while handling bulbs for pickup, releasing dangerous mercury gas into the work environment. The Bulb Eater 3 reduces labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps, which reduces time handling bulbs and chances of accidental breakage. Workers are safer, and liability is reduced. Continue reading “Bulb Eater 3 Creates a Safer Work Environment”
Air Cycle is proud to announce that the Bulb Eater 3 was chosen from the most innovative products around the globe to be named the Environmental Protection New Product of the Year in 2015. Each year, Environmental Protection’s contest attracts product entries in nine award categories, including health & safety/cleanup, water, wastewater, software/SaaS, and air quality & climate. Continue reading “Environmental Protection Names Bulb Eater 3 New Product of the Year”