2013

Worms and compost: the science of verminculture

Vermiculture is the process of using worms to decompose organic food waste, turning the waste into a nutrient-rich material capable of supplying necessary nutrients to help sustain plant growth. Simply put, it is nature’s own fertilizer and compost that is easy, simple, and effective. Vermiculture is good for areas that do not put food waste into backyard compost piles to…

How to make compost at home

27% of the US municipal solid waste is made up of yard trimmings and food residuals.  That is a lot of waste which could be used in good measures.  Creating a useful product from organic waste offers benefits of resource efficiency.   Adding compost to your garden or container plants will infuse the soil with nutrients and help your plants grow…

Tips for decreasing food waste

Waste management and recycling are mainstream topics these days leaving little consideration for the increasing issue regarding food waste. North Americans and Europeans waste between 209 – 253 pounds of food per year. From a global perspective, 1.3 billion tons of food purchased for human consumption goes to waste. Food waste is one of the least recovered waste items in…

Creative Recycling: Takeout Containers

Sometimes to be green, you must think outside of the box.  Everyday circumstances enlighten us to new challenges of how to remain eco-friendly in today’s quick to evolve and immediate gratification culture.  Takeout food is no different.  We desire the convenience, efficiency, and quite honestly, the taste of the dish inside of that cute little box.  If you get stuck…

Simple Summer Lawn Maintenance Tip

The warmer and longer days are accompanied by the familiar sound of lawn mowers everywhere. An immaculate and green yard is something many homeowners’ strive to achieve. Obstacles such as the weather, water restrictions, children, and pets manage to deteriorate efforts placed towards a well-thought out and healthy lawn. Some barriers may deter the accomplishment of rising to be the…

Touch a Truck

These little ones were pretty excited to get up close to a truck with wheels taller than their heads!

Easy compost for a beautiful garden all year long

Not sure what to do with all of those leaves that you know you will be raking all season long? Instead of sending them to the landfill, try an easy compost method. A simple procedure can be followed throughout the summer and fall season that will produce compost for next year’s planting projects. All you need is a sturdy 30…

Creative recycling in Omaha, Nebraska

Papillion Sanitation wants customers to realize that being committed to recycling often means thinking outside the box. It’s great to recycle paper, plastic and aluminum cans, but there is so much more that can be reused or recycled. We urge customers to think twice before throwing away an old cell phone or pair of shoes – these are items that…

E-cycle for a greener tomorrow

The electronics industry is continuously making progress to the latest gadgets while consumers consistently try to keep up.  Cell phones, tablets, video games, computers, and Smartphones evolve at a blinding rate of speed.  As consumers, we want to stay on top of the latest trends and technology.  Finding the newest and best gadget and retiring the already outdated electronic devices…

Tips for Litter Prevention

Littering can cause a variety of issues beginning with the environmental impact leading towards the disruption of a community’s good health and quality of lifestyle.  It is important to keep your local community healthy and looking its best for today and future generations. A list of issues can develop from littering.  Not only is the environment is impacted from the…