The Zero Waste Challenge – What is it and Can YOU Do it?

Is it possible to put a year’s worth of trash into a glass jar? Believe it or not, it totally is! And this has been proven time and again by numerous families (yes, FAMILIES, not just individuals) participating in the Zero Waste Challenge. Now that you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, you’re...

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Top 4 Reasons to Hire Pros to Clean Outdoor Trash Bins

“I’ve got a garden hose and bleach. Why should I hire someone to clean my outdoor trash bin? I’ll just do it myself.” This is one of the most common questions or comments heard when it comes to the discussion of hiring a professional company to clean and sanitize your outdoor trash bin. And,...

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5 Great Reasons to Clean Your Outdoor Trash Bin

Trash bins are gross…who cares? You should, actually. It’s easy to think that because trash bins are for garbage, there’s no reason to clean them. After all, they’re only going to get dirty again, right? Not so. A dirty trash bin can be a health hazard. There are many excellent reasons to...

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How to Recycle in Williamson County

We can all agree that recycling is an important practice for reducing landfill space, protecting resources and keeping our environment safe, clean and enjoyable for all. But let’s be honest. If it’s not easy, it’s not as likely to get done. Casually tossing a discarded item into the catch-all...

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Does Stormwater Affect Your Health?

This beautiful planet of ours is incredibly complex and interconnected. Every part of the ecosystem plays an important role. While the environment impacts us, we can also impact the environment, for better or for worse. And that includes stormwater pollution. But how does it actually affect our...

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Celebrate International Biodiversity Day in Tennessee

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life in an environment, whether that’s a specific ecosystem or the entire, beautiful planet Earth. And on May 22, 2021, the 15th International Biodiversity Day is celebrated. International days such as this are intended to unite people in a common goal and...

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Garbology: Discovering Truth in the Trash

You can tell your friends, your family and even your telemarketers whatever you want. You make your own baby food. You seldom drink alcohol or make the spaghetti sauce from scratch. You recycle everything. But your trash doesn’t lie. The baby food jars, the cans and bottles, that tell-tale pasta...

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The Local Impact of Mismanaged Trash

We recently examined the far-reaching impact of mismanaged trash, an important issue on a global scale. But how does littering effect in a direct and local sense? Does mismanaged waste come into play in your day-to-day life, in the community in which you live, work and play? Unfortunately, yes....

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The Far-Reaching Impact of Mismanaged Trash

Is it actually a big deal to toss that plastic bottle out the car window while you drive? And, really, who cares if you didn’t pick up every scrap of trash the wild animals scattered from your unsecured trash sitting at the curb? Everybody litters a little, right? Yes, it is a big deal. And, no,...

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Doing Your Part to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Middle Tennessee is a beautiful place to work, live and play. Residents care deeply about this lovely area and want to keep it safe, healthy and free of pollution. But could you be polluting the water inadvertently? Let’s take a look at one area – stormwater – that’s often overlooked in the fight...

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