New Cardboard Diversion Program

02-Aug-2012

Burney Disposal, Inc. is proud to announce its new cardboard diversion program, which will not only ensure that the Intermountain area is doing its part to keep recyclables out of the waste stream but will also bring all of our commercial customers into compliance with new California legislation.

How it works:

Every load of garbage brought into the Burney transfer station will now be inspected for clean cardboard, which will be diverted into a separate bin and hauled to a recycling facility. 

What’s the big deal?

According to environmental services company, Earth911, recycling cardboard saves energy! It only takes approximately 75 percent of the energy to recycle used cardboard as it does to make new cardboard. Also, by recycling cardboard we create fewer atmosphere-damaging emissions and decrease our dependency on fossil fuels. By recycling 1 ton of cardboard, we save about 9 cubic yards of landfill space and save 46 gallons of oil! 

How it will help our customers:

According to new California legislation (Assembly Bill 341) businesses, public entities and multi-family complexes that generate 4 or more cubic yards of trash each week will be required to participate in a recycling program. Much of the Intermountain area is rural and practical recycling solutions may become problematic for many customers. By implementing this diversion program, Burney Disposal, Inc. takes the responsibility off of our customers. Simply BEING a Burney Disposal, Inc. customer means that you are participating in our diversion program, which means you are automatically compliant with this new legislation. All you have to do is either haul in your own clean cardboard to be directly placed into our diversion bin, or simply toss your cardboard into your regular bin and we will divert it for you. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

What’s in it for Burney Disposal, Inc?

The sort answer is: nothing. Burney Disposal, Inc. is not being paid for the recyclable cardboard that we divert and will be shouldering the cost of fuel to haul the loads to our recycler. Our pay off comes in the form of diversion, which may reduce the weight of the regular waste loads we haul out of our transfer station each week. In the end we recognize that, as your community disposal company, we are your hub for recycling information and resources. We’re happy to help.

Do your part:

We would love to see each one of our customers separating and hauling their own cardboard out to the transfer station. However, we understand that it may take time to get everyone on board. What this means is, for now, all you have to do is either haul in your own clean cardboard to be directly placed into our diversion bin, or simply toss your cardboard into your regular bin or trash can for us to divert once our drivers get it to the transfer station. 

Information:

If you have any questions about our new cardboard diversion program, feel free to give us a call at the office at 530-335-2723 or come on by and see us sometime

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