Dealing with the garbage associated with any manufacturing company isn’t easy.
At ChillBed Industries, we decided a long time ago that we wanted a solution to just tossing everything in the trash. Every third Saturday of the month we head down to Britannia Community Center to recycle all the garbage associated with manufacturing our ChillBeds and ChillTab stands.
Our aluminum stands come with a PVC coating for protection in manufacturing, and all this soft plastic has to go somewhere. Sometimes we take our soft plastic to the bottle depot, where they also recycle soft plastics for free, but Britannia has an excellent program as well for this for a small fee. There are 2 options for every household or business to get rid of unwanted soft plastic without throwing them in the regular trash.
We also create a small pile of hard plastic which is found on our stands, which is again, taken down once a month to the center for recycling. It’s definitely not easier, keeping separate bins for each of these items, but in the long run, it’s the right thing to do.
Britannia also take every kind of styrofoam and misc metal, batteries and foil lined bags. At home we keep separate bags for each of these item and it makes us feel good to know that we are minimizing our garbage footprint!
Check your community centers for local recycling centers in your area and please do your part to keep the landfills a little less filled!