Waste Challenges Facing Commercial Business Owners
Many business owners want responsibility for recycling because of 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 annual amount of furnishings taken to a landfill rose from 7.6 million tons in 2005 to 9.69 million tons in 2015. The rate continues to accelerate.
REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION
Construction debris is a part of doing business for contractors, but what are other ways 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 holds strong responsibility for debris removal. We specialize in junk recycling, so you don’t have to worry about proper disposals. IREP not only picks up your debris, we also dispose of it accordingly. Proudly affiliated with local, ecofriendly organizations, we protect our community by recycling, or donating everything we possibly can. By doing this, we reduce waste in landfills. In return, we offer some of the most competitive prices for junk removal services.
IREP Austin supports the local community, and its charities. By donating our time, and your recyclable items to non-profit organizations, 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. Using scrap tires is not recycling, but is considered a beneficial use — it is better to recover the energy from a tire rather than landfill it. In 2003, 130 million scrap tires were used as fuel (about 45% of all generated) — up from 25.9 million (10.7% of all generated) in 1991, says the EPA.
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. Recycling also reduces the pollution of air, water, and land resulting from waste disposal. IREP enjoys the responsibility of recycling because we hold environmental concerns as top company value.
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, which are then made available to those who need them most. We also have our own resale site where we sell some gently used items.
Offering businesses a choice when it comes to environmental sustainability.