M-PASS Environmental Announces Single & Dual Stream Glass Recycling Program

M-PASS Environmental Announces Single & Dual Stream Glass Recycling Program

M-PASS Environmental Now Accepting Glass in 95 Gallon Cart Recycling Program

M-PASS Environmental Now Accepting Glass in Single Stream & Dual Stream Recycling Programs from Atlanta Restaurants February 2017

Glass recycling has essentially become non-existent in Atlanta.  Hauling companies and cart service collection companies began eliminating glass from their acceptable materials lists in late 2015 and 2016.  The reason for this change is because recycling processing facilities stopped accepting glass.  There are complications in processing glass as a component of a mixed stream.

Here’s a bit of good news:  M-PASS is now offering a single stream or dual stream recycling program that includes glass.  Glass is accepted in this program because it is manually separated and sorted on the back-end and does not go to a recycling processing MRF; it goes directly to a glass recycling company instead.

The new recycling program is only for 95-gallon container service.  It does not include front load or rear load dumpster service.   Restaurants and organizations located inside the perimeter or close to the perimeter can be included in this program.  A minimum of (2) 95 gallon containers is required.  Containers and signage will be provided.  Participants are expected to keep contamination at a minimum.  Training materials are also available.

Thank you for recycling!!
M-PASS Environmental

Helpful Hints for Glass Recycling:
9 cases of wine, liquor, or champagne = 1 x 95 Gallon Recycling Container.
12 cases of beer = 1 x 95 Gallon Recycling Container.

Bring One for the Chipper

Bring One for the Chipper

Celebrating 26 Years of Treecycling in Georgia!

Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. These statewide sponsors included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Georgia Forestry Commission and WXIA-TV. Numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state.

The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled an estimated 6 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.

Keep Georgia Beautiful

Hangers Unlimited/Mainetti Intl. Teams With M-PASS Environmental

Hangers Unlimited/Mainetti Intl. Teams With M-PASS Environmental

Hangers Unlimited/Mainetti Intl., the world’s largest manufacturer of hangers, and a company 100% committed to sustainability, has hired M-PASS Environmental to manage their waste & recycling programs and to enhance sustainable initiatives.  M-PASS Environmental is excited to work with a company so committed to environmental stewardship.

Georgia State University & M-PASS Environmental Work Together

Georgia State University & M-PASS Environmental Work Together

Georgia State University & M-PASS Environmental Work Together to Solve Access and Space Issues to Make Room for Trash and Recycling Program:

gsu_container-250x173-wmWhen M-PASS met with the sustainability and dining services departments in the Spring of 2016,
one thing was crystal clear – GSU cares about recycling.   Although the original intent of the meeting was scheduled to discuss organic recycling, a side topic soon emerged.  The new Piedmont Central dining and housing building was under construction and GSU had plans to launch a new recycling program.  However, GSU had been unable to find the guidance and industry expertise needed to put things in motion from industry vendors.  Some companies had not even returned phone calls.

In Atlanta, space and access restrictions can pose big challenges for new construction projects. The Piedmont Central developers originally designed enough space for one compactor.  For GSU, a recycling compactor program was top priority.  They just needed guidance.  So, the M-PASS team got busy.  Within one week, a proposal for a recycling compactor was submitted and then ordered.  In addition, the M-PASS team met with the building architects, reviewed blue prints, and developed a trash plan for dining services that included the use of a small specialized vertical compactor designed for rear load service.  The trash compactor would be installed next to the recycling compactor in the same space originally designed for one.   In a matter of a few weeks, both compactors were installed and the new trash and recycling programs were up and running and ready for fall semester.

Agnes Scott College Achieves Sustainable Success

Agnes Scott College Achieves Sustainable Success

Congratulations to Agnes Scott College, an M-PASS Environmental client, for achieving a 67.56% landfill diversion rate in their day to day recycling operations.  In addition, Agnes Scott College ranked #1 in the Recycle Mania Tournament in Georgia and 43rd nationally.   ASC’s commitment to sustainability is a shining example that doing the right thing can be done and done cost effectively.  Agnes Scott College and M-PASS Environmental have been working together as partners since 2010.  We applaud their good work.