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Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

Great Forest recently toured Action Environmental Group’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in the Bronx to get a first-hand look at what happens to some of the commercial waste and recycling generated by New York City’s businesses. The facility processes 40 tons of material an hour, much of it paper, which makes up the bulk of an average commercial office building’s … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

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Behind The Scenes: Metropolitan Recycling MRF

Great Forest recently visited Metropolitan Recycling, a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brooklyn to see this hauler’s recycling process in action. Over 15,000 tons of material are processed each month at Metropolitan‘s three facilities. We watched collected recyclables being fed onto a conveyor belt, where workers sorted and removed contaminants, preparing the materials to be … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Metropolitan Recycling MRF

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Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

A new state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in the Bronx, New York, utilizes optic technology to automate the recycling process and extract more recyclable materials from the waste stream. Action Environmental Group’s facility allows clients to use one bin for recyclables. The optical sorter works using infrared technology combined with a high speed camera to identify … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

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Behind The Scenes: ShredX
What To Look Out For When Dealing With Sensitive Documents

On a recent field trip, Great Forest visited ShredX to find out what really happens to sensitive documents sent off-site for disposal. At its New Jersey location, ShredX operates one of the largest shredding machines in the region, capable of processing 800 tons of material a month. When Great Forest visited the operation, we were … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: ShredX
What To Look Out For When Dealing With Sensitive Documents

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Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

How Do You Know That Your E-Waste Is Being Properly Recycled? What happens to unwanted office computers and other electronics? While there are no federal regulations for electronic waste, there are many cities across the U.S. that have passed laws making it illegal to discard e-waste with regular trash. So how do you make sure … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

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Behind The Scenes: Locally Processed Waste Reveals Value of Corporate Recycling Programs (Five Star Carting)

  You’ve heard of locally grown food.  But how about locally processed waste? In early June, Great Forest accompanied clients on a tour of Five Star Carting’s recycling facility in New York and the Marcal paper factory in New Jersey. The visit offered a behind-the-scenes look at a “closed loop” recycling system, where NYC office … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Locally Processed Waste Reveals Value of Corporate Recycling Programs (Five Star Carting)

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