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January 03, 2013 8 Easy Recycling Resolutions

Each year we use more resources than the earth can create, making recycling more important than ever.  Big or small, any recycling effort makes a difference. An EPA reports indicates that each person created over four pounds of waste every day in 2010.

December 18, 2012 2012: Year in Review

2012 has been another banner year for Greenstar.  Greenstar facilities were able to recycle over 2 million tons this year with the help of towns, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses across the nation. Here are a few highlights from 2012.

November 13, 2012 10 Green Thanksgiving Tips

Happy holidays from our Greenstar family to you!  Amid all of your holiday cooking, cleaning, and traveling, here are a few tips to help make your Thanksgiving a green one!

October 30, 2012 How to Green Your Halloween

Make the other ghosts and goblins green with envy by saving time, money, and the environment with Greenstar’s 10 tips to green your Halloween!

September 18, 2012 Greenstar Sponsors Green Sports Summit

For the second consecutive year, Greenstar Recycling is proud to sponsor a session at the Green Sports Summit.  The Summit is hosted by the Green Sports Alliance and is aimed at finding ways to introduce sustainable principles to fans through the platform of sport.

June 25, 2012 Carton Recycling Comes to Des Moines

The Metro Waste Authority is going to milk all it can out of its Curb It recycling program starting next week.  Beginning July 1, it will begin accepting milk cartons (the paper kind with a slick coating).

June 08, 2012 Single Stream Facility Opened to Serve Ohio

A $7 million recycling facility that has the capacity to process 15,000 tons per month has been opened to serve populations in central and northeast Ohio.  Opened by recycling company Greenstar, the Akron facility will initially process 7,000 tons per month of single stream recyclables – allowing households and business to recycle multiple materials in one container.

June 08, 2012 Greenstar Opens New Akron MRF

Houston-based Greenstar Recycling, Akron, Ohio, Mayor Don Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry have announced the opening of Greenstar’s newest single-stream recycling facility in Akron that will serve customers in central and northeast Ohio.

June 06, 2012 Greenstar Recycling Unveils New Akron Facility

Greenstar Recycling unveiled their new single stream recycling facility in Akron Wednesday morning. The single stream process allows residents and business to combine all recyclables into one bin.  "No longer are the residents or the haulers required to separate the materials in their households or at the curb," said Steve Dunn, senior vice president of operations.

June 06, 2012 Greenstar Opens Akron Recycling Plant

Greenstar Recycling on Wednesday unveiled its $7 million facility to sort and recycle newspaper, plastics, metals, cardboard and glass in Akron.  It fills nearly half of a former airplane hangar, with 196,000 square feet of space, off Exeter Road at the southwest corner of Akron Fulton International Airport.

June 06, 2012 Building Recycled as Cleveland and Akron Recycle Center

A new company is about to begin separating and recycling trash for the cities of Akron and Cleveland. Houston-based Greenstar has set up operations in a former Goodyear Aerospace building at the Akron municipal airport.

May 14, 2012 GreenDrop Recycling Stations Score Big in Houston

As part of the "Building a Better Houston" campaign, BBVA Compass has partnered with Greenstar Recycling to develop "Building a Better Planet," which increases recycling efforts and decreases the amount of waste going to landfills. Greenstar Recycling, the Houston Dynamo, and BBVA Compass Stadium have selected the GreenDrop Stations to assist with the recycling program at the stadium.

April 04, 2012 Tour Shows Advantages of Single-Stream Recycling

Last week, 90 Residential Recycling Conference attendees boarded buses to get a first-hand look at Greenstar Recycling´s single-stream materials recovery facility in Garland, Texas.  See what they had to say.

February 27, 2012 Infographic: Increasing Employee Engagement

The key to any successful business recycling program is employee participation.  Here are our top 10 ways to increase employee buy-in and make your recycling program a success.

February 22, 2012 Automated Asset Management Pays Off for Greenstar

In 2008, Greenstar’s Allentown material recovery facility became the pilot site for asset management software implementation.  The software helped Greenstar to cut its maintenance and repair costs by 40% and has now been rolled out in 14 markets.

February 15, 2012 Top 10 Reasons to Love Recycling

Recycling allows natural resources to be used multiple times, decreasing the demand for virgin materials.  

February 07, 2012 Single Stream Success

The simplicity of a new single stream recycling system has made all the difference in one Pennsylvania county, creating a 20% increase in volume in less than a year.

January 13, 2012 Recycling Smackdown in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania municipalities are partnering with Greenstar to capitalize on the competitive spirit of local citizens.  Rivals in football, these two communities competed off the field in a 2011 recycling competition.

December 15, 2011 12 Days of Christmas Recycling

Partridges in pear trees, French hens and golden rings – these might be familiar gifts during the 12 Days of Christmas, but they shouldn’t be part of your holiday recycling.  That’s important because recycling is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and the environment. 

November 30, 2011 Success in Sustainability

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) recently presented Greenstar with its 2011 Sustainability Award. The announcement, made at the PRC's annual awards banquet, caps a successful year of partnerships between Greenstar and the PRC.

November 18, 2011 The Economics of Recycling

Greenstar Vice President, Tim Herman, led a seminar about the economics of recycling at this year's Corporate Recycling and Waste Conference.  He stressed that companies benefit most from recycling by taking a long-term approach.

November 14, 2011 America Recycles Day

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day.

November 09, 2011 Quest for the Cup

Things are heating up in Houston! The Dynamo advanced to the 2011 MLS Cup Final and the city is alive with excitement.

November 02, 2011 Dynamic Duo

After clinching second place in the Eastern Conference, the Houston Dynamo begin their playoff run to the 2011 MLS Cup.

October 10, 2011 Let's Tackle Recycling

Throughout the 2011 season, Greenstar, Pennsylvania Resources Council and their partners will collect
recyclables at tailgating parties outside Heinz Field.

October 04, 2011 Recycling Rewards

Recycle-Bowl is a free, friendly competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. School recycling programs across the nation compete in a race to collect the most recyclables. Greenstar will reward the four Pennsylvania runners up with $500 for their school.

October 04, 2011 MRF of the Month

Resource Recycling has selected Greenstar's Houston facility as its MRF of the Month for September, 2011.

September 27, 2011 Recycle Bowl

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, today announced the launch of "Recycle-Bowl," the first comprehensive nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students.

September 16, 2011 Let's Tackle Recycling

Greenstar, Pennsylvania Resources Council and the Pittsburgh Steelers are partnering to “Tackle Recycling” at all 2011 home games.  The “Let’s Tackle Recycling” program, launched last year, diverted over 8 tons of waste from landfills in five games.  

September 09, 2011 Carton Recycling Comes to Dallas

Greenstar and the Carton Council have partnered to make Dallas the first major Texas city to offer carton recycling.  Citizens can now place empty cartons in curbside recycling bins and community drop off containers.

August 16, 2011 Greenstar and Houston Dynamo Partner for Greener Stadium

The Houston Dynamo and Greenstar Recycling are mixing orange and purple to create green. The partners are working together to build a new Dynamo stadium that will feature sustainability from start to finish.

August 09, 2011 Greenstar in Allentown, PA Cuts Maintenance Costs by 40%

Greenstar in Allentown, PA cut maintenance costs by 40% by installing a CMMS system and automating 100% of maintenance functions for the plant's 150-plus machines.

August 05, 2011 Greenstar and IKEA Houston Team Up for Charity

Live in Houston?  Have old catalogs and glossys laying around?  "Bring It" to IKEA and help raise money for one of five non-profits win $10,000!

July 22, 2011 Inside Greenstar Recycling

On the east side of San Antonio near Loop 410 sits a large cavernous building. This is the 188,000-square-foot home of Greenstar Recycling where the materials you put in your blue recycle bin are taken by the City of San Antonio.

July 21, 2011 Keep it Confidential

Greenstar Shredding is proud to announce the launch of our new shredding website. The new site includes our industry certifications, available services, and a few of the benefits of choosing Greenstar Shredding. Updated information on shredding legislation and service offerings provides the knowledge to identify shredding needs and the solutions to satisfy them. The promotions page displays current offers to help reduce costs while maximizing security.

July 20, 2011 Corporate Sustainability Trend Showcases Greenstar’s Strengths

A recent Canaccord report examining the effects of corporate sustainability efforts on the waste industry references Greenstar’s commitment to recycling and strength as a corporate partner. The authors highlight Greenstar’s unique blend of services and indicate that the company will benefit from the ongoing corporate sustainability movement.

July 20, 2011 Greenstar Helps Houston Lead Green Job Economy Growth

A new study by two of the nation's top consulting organizations that demonstrates Houston's impressive record at creating environmentally responsible "green jobs" helps spotlight the contributions of a rapidly growing recycling leader, Greenstar Recycling.

June 28, 2011 Rodriguez, Dynamo Announce Revival of Youth Soccer

The Houston Dynamo and Councilman Rodriguez announced their intention to raise money to keep alive city youth soccer programs that had been scheduled to end Thursday due to budget cuts.

June 10, 2011 Organizers Hope to Turn RAGBRAI Stop Green

The official colors for Altoona's overnight RAGBRAI stop include bright orange and purple, but green will stand out. Thanks to a partnership with Metro Waste Authority and Greenstar Recycling the environment won't suffer on July 27.

May 30, 2011 Increased Residential Recycling in North Royalton Benefits More Than the Earth

NORTH ROYALTON Residents continue to respond well to efforts aimed at making recycling as convenient as possible. Service Director Kris Kamps notes a 15 percent jump in participation when comparing recycling statistics from the first three months of 2010 versus 2011.

May 26, 2011 Recycling plastics Dos and Don'ts

Recycling plastics for your blue recycle bin is a bit more complicated than throwing yesterday's newspaper in the bin. Here are some easy-to-follow steps to make sure the plastics you toss in the bin are actually recyclable material and not garbage.

May 12, 2011 Viewpoint: What Not to Put in Your Bin

We are fortunate to have Greenstar Recycling, one of the five largest recycling facilities in the nation, located in San Antonio. The purpose here is to inform homeowners, apartment dwellers and others interested in recycling that most but not everything we throw in the recycle bin is wanted.

May 12, 2011 Recycling Program is Booming

"Last year recycling hadn't changed, at least to the extent of weekly recycling. At the time, only 70 tons were recycled," Kamps said. "Since we started the new program with weekly recycling and blue bins, we've had tremendous success."

April 28, 2011 Greenstar Sponsors Recycling Smackdown in Pennsylvania

Beginning in January, Mt. Lebanon and nine other South Hillscommunities started a competition to see who had the best recyclers. At the end of the year, the towns that have the highest percentage increase and the highest increase in tonnage overall compared to 2010 will be the winners.

April 21, 2011 Household Recycling Efforts are Picking Up

The Great Recession was tough on the recycling industry, but Greenstar CEO, Matt Delnick sees green skies ahead. Delnick says business has picked up considerably from last year, even if it has yet to reach pre-crash levels. 

March 31, 2011 Greenstar and KHB Adopt-a-Ditch

Last year's Adopt-a-Ditch cleanup in Acres Homes was such a success that it's happening again on Saturday, April 2, in the 700 and 900 blocks of Ferguson Way.

March 29, 2011 Washington County, PA is Going Green

Washington County in Pennsylvania is working hard to become more environmentally friendly with everything from clean up days with Keep Pittsburgh Beautiful to recycling with Greenstar.

March 07, 2011 Greenstar Invited to Speak at UN Green Economy Roundtable

Greenstar CEO, Matt Delnick, will be speaking on Monday March 7th at the UNECE Public-Private Roundtables on Green Economy 2011: Investing in green urban infrastructure.

February 08, 2011 N.J. Printing Company to Increase Recycling by 30%

Print Art, a provider of custom commercial printing products and services, said it is now working with Greenstar Recycling to increase its paper recycling.

February 01, 2011 Des Moines Named MRF of the Month

Greenstar Des Moines was selected by Resource Recycling as the MRF of the Month for February 2011.  Read about what makes Greenstar Des Moines noteworthy.

January 27, 2011 Steelers Fans Champions When it Comes to Recycling

Pittsburgh has another winning effort to celebrate this month: football fans diverted nearly 8 tons of recyclables from landfills by gathering aluminum, glass, plastic and cardboard containers at recent Steelers tailgate parties as part of the "Let's Tackle Recycling" campaign.

January 27, 2011 Trash Talk in Pittsburgh Spurs Healthy Competition

Pleasant Hills, South Park, Jefferson Hills, Baldwin borough, Brentwood, Peters, Scott, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont and Upper St. Clair are asking residents to intensify their recycling efforts to earn recognition for their hometowns.

January 23, 2011 "Let's Tackle Recycling" at the Steelers AFC Championship Game

With more than 5 tons of recycling collected so far, the PRC is excited to bring "Let's Tackle Recycling" to the Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game!

January 21, 2011 Houston Dynamo Announce New Draft Picks

The Houston Dynamo officially introduced 2011 first round draft picks. Greenstar is proud to be the Official Jersey Sponsor of the Houston Dynamo.

January 15, 2011 "Let's Tackle Recycling" at the Steelers Playoff Game

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners will continue the successful "Let's Tackle Recycling" campaign to collect materials by distributing blue plastic bags to those entering six designated parking lots and staffing a "drop off" station outside the stadium

December 12, 2010 "Let's Tackle Recycling" Campaign Launches at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh

Greenstar helps promote recycling at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers

October 21, 2010 Greenstar CEO Profiled in the Houston Business Journal

Read what Greenstar CEO, Matt Delnick, has to say to the Houston Business Journal about single-stream recycling and why Greenstar is excited to be the first to offer it in Houston, Texas.

October 01, 2010 Recycling withTexas CEO Magazine

Read an article by Greenstar CEO, Matt Delnick, on the importance on recycling in the workplace.

August 30, 2010 Iowa Region Finds Success in Switch

In its first year, Iowa-based Metro Waste Authority's switch to single-stream recycling from a five-sort program has been a success.

August 17, 2010 Greenstar CEO Talks Single Stream in Houston

Houston's conversion to single-stream recycling could lead to greater recycling participation by residents and businesses. NPR's Ed Mayberry reports.

July 19, 2010 Houston Business Journal Announces Keep Texas Beautiful Board

The Mission of Keep Texas Beautiful is "To educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. We focus our efforts in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction."  Greenstar is excited to join the KTB ranks and help further that mission.

June 24, 2010 Cleveland Agrees to Deal to Sell Recyclables to Pittsburgh Company

Going green has become a little more profitable for Cleveland. The agreement with Greenstar could bring in more than $170,000 a year to a city in need of new sources of money.

June 21, 2010 Greenstar's Colorful Method

Waste News & Recycling recognized its 15 year anniversary by profiling 15 dynamic companies, including Greenstar, that "reflect the entrepreneurial spirit that is the lifeblood of the industry."  Read why Purple is the New Green.

June 12, 2010 Des Moines: A Second Life for Trash

Greenstar’s single-stream recycling facility sorts debris at high speed on Market Street. They call it "single-stream recycling", but it looks and sounds more like a raging river of refuse.

May 05, 2010 Clean up Volunteers Needed

Organizers of the Great American Cleanup are hoping for thousands of volunteers tomorrow. They'll be planting trees and picking up garbage at Wiess Park on Post Oak. Today they held a big campaign kickoff rally at Sam Houston Park.

March 08, 2010 Can Houston Increase Their Recycling Rate by 200%

Popular Houston blogger reports, "People want to do the right thing... When recycling is made easy people do it." Greenstar supports local cleanups because global problems can be solved at a local level. 

January 04, 2010 Greenstar Recycling: Riding an Eco-Wave

"From what we see going on, there is a much bigger push today in preserving the environment. Recycling is a significant part of that."  Dennis Soriano discusses the future of recycling with Waste & Recycling News.

December 04, 2009 Solid Waste Services - Toward a Greenstar Future

The Austin City Council is poised to make three important decisions that would add direction, infrastructure, and leadership to the issue: selecting a new director for Solid Waste Services, renegotiating the existing recycling contract with Greenstar, and building the city's own materials recovery facility, or MRF.

December 03, 2009 Green Collar Careers

Greenstar CEO, Matt Delnick is profiled about his role in making Texas green.

December 02, 2009 EPA Recognizes Greenstar through Climate Leaders Program

Greenstar has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a goal setter in its Climate Leaders Program. Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies

November 09, 2009 City Wants to Build Recycling Center

The city of Austin is looking for a private company to build a new recycling center. The city released a request for proposals on Monday.

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