Tenleytown Trash

Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to School-Keeping Classroom Paper Use Down

Photo Credit: http://viktorg.com/wordpress1/meconomorph-2/

The smell of fall is in the air (well, almost) and school is back in session.  With school starting again, comes more paper use.  Did you know that each American student (primary to high school age) averages using approximately 800 pieces of paper each school year, and that's just while they are in the school's building alone?

Here are a few ways to keep your students' paper consumption down:
  • Always use recycled paper.
  • Always recycle paper.  If you don't have recycling at your school, check out our curriculum and special school program here.
  • Re-use your paper.  Have a bin in your classroom that students can collect paper they can reuse (only used on one-side).  For special assignments, have them go to that bin to use that paper.
  • Keep it organized.  If there are systems in place for recycling or reusing papers, students are more likely to use the system and also understand how to implement these practices at home.

Find out more ways to keep your classroom environmentally friendly at NRDC's Green Squad website.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The "Golden" Rule

We were founded on the principal of “better service for our community.” Service and philanthropy have always been and will always be very important to us. The words "Tikun olam - Repair the world," are written on every truck we own so as to be a constant reminder to us that it is our responsibility to help make the world a better place.  

For a full list of our Community Partners, click here.

Community Partner Update:  The Golden Rule

Besides coaching Special Olympics, Barney Shapiro, "Head Honcho" of Tenleytown Trash, is a “Gold” Sponsor. Barney is pictured below with Pam Yerg, Director of Montgomery County Special Olympics, at the  Montgomery County Special Olympics Annual Gold Tournament. 

Here is another great shot of Barney and his Special Olympics team below.

If you are affiliated with a non-profit and would like to reach out to Tenleytown Trash for support, please contact answers@tenleytowntrash.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

DCPCS: Let's Recycle!

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Check out our brochure that details the new program here.As former educators ourselves, we know how busy school administrators are operating our schools. Recycling may be something they want to do, but with everything else on their plate, we realize it often takes a back seat to maintaining a high functioning public charter school. With the introduction of Tenleytown Trash’s, CBE Certified, DCPCS Recycling Program, our aim is to make the act of recycling as easy as possible for our DC Public Charter Schools. 

We have experience working with DC public charter schools, including Capital City, Mundo Verde and Next Step, and we are excited at the potential of working with more through this new program.  

Check out our brochure that details the new program here.  You will see that it offers 

-Quick, easy and affordable solutions to recycling,
-A student scholarship program, and
-An optional guest lecture about the importance of recycling, customized for any age group.

I     If you would like to learn more about our new program, please contact us at answers@tenleytowntrash.com.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video Montage

Aside from the cheesy 80s music, we are pretty happy with this video montage.  Check it out!

Monday, July 7, 2014

We are Tweeting

That's right!  Tenleytown Trash has joined Twitter.

So, be sure to follow us for tips on how to reduce your waste, fun things to do with recycled material, updates on our operations and more.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!  Check out this beautiful flag made by children out of recycled materials.  Saving our environment, teaching kids about sustainability, and celebrating our country all at the same time.

We found it from Cool Mom Picks, as a project for America Recycles Day.  Check them out here.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We are Tenleytown Trash

We are Tenleytown Trash, Washington, DC’s only locally owned and operated, CBE certified waste management and recycling company. We offer a variety of services for every waste management need, and specialize in having equipment designed specifically for DC’s narrow streets and slender alleyways. We are your neighbors. Founded by lifetime Washingtonian, Barney Shapiro, what started out of the back of his pick-up truck in the mid 90s, is now one of the dominant, full-service waste management companies in town.

 Check out this collage with photos of the Tenleytown Trash team.