Waste Challenges Facing Commercial Business Owners
Many business owners want to be responsible when it comes to environmental concerns. Unfortunately, they are forced with the real challenge of what to do with the debris or “junk” produced as a result of doing business.
Discarded furnishings, clothes, and personal effects are routinely left behind or discarded in dumpsters by current and moving renters. How to responsibly discard of these items is a real problem for property management companies. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of furniture and furnishings taken to a landfill rose from 7.6 million tons in 2005 to 9.69 million tons in 2015, and the rate of increase is accelerating.
REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION
Dealing with construction debris is a standard part of doing business for contractors, but is there another way to dispose of the left-overs?
The State of Texas disposed of 5,882,016 tons of Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) in 2017. ((U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
The volume of construction waste generated worldwide every year, according to a report from Transparency Market Research, will nearly double to 2.2. billion tons by the year 2025. (Industry Analysis)
Business Owners Now Have a Choice When It Comes To Debris Removal
IREP is a strong proponent of responsible debris removal. We specialize in junk removal so you don’t have to worry about proper disposals. IREP not only picks up your debris, we also dispose of it properly. Proudly affiliated with local area ecofriendly organizations, we too take part in protecting our community and recycle or donate everything we possibly can. By doing this, we are able to reduce waste in our local landfills and in return, offer some of the most competitive prices in the area for junk removal and trash hauling services. IREP Austin is proud to support our local community and its charities. By donating our time and your recyclable items to non-profit organizations and those in need, we hope to help Central Texas to thrive.
We Donate or Recycle An Average of 60% of Everything We Pick Up!
IREP’s EnviroSustain Program
When it comes to hauling debris, you can feel comfortable knowing that with IREP’s EnviroSustain Program, you’re doing your part to help the environment. Even if it’s only an item or two that doesn’t end up in a landfill, we feel like our efforts have been worth it.
Some debris components we haul away can be used to create new energy in place of fossil fuels. Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into usable heat, electricity, or fuel. One example of such a material is used tires. About 45% of post-consumer tires in the United States are used to generate electricity, steam, etc.
A large amount of debris we collect can be recycled instead of being dumped in a landfill. Examples of recycling are the melting down of items such as aluminum and plastics to be used again in new manufactured goods.
We give a new life to many of the discarded items we collect by donating them to local charities, shelters, non-profits, and other organizations. Clothing, furniture, and other discarded items are then made available to those who need them most.
Offering businesses a choice when it comes to environmental sustainability.