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5 Ways To Make Your Restaurant More “Green”

As a restaurant owner, there are several benefits to making your business more sustainable and eco-friendly. Not only is doing so better for our planet, but you will also save money on utility bills, garner good press in your city’s dining publications, and possibly even be eligible for sustainable business awards. Going green at your restaurant isn’t especially complicated or expensive, either. Here are five ideas for making your restaurant more green:

Hire an Eco-Friendly Grease Removal Company

As a restaurant owner, you have a lot of grease and fat to dispose of each week. Pouring it down the drain not only wreaks havoc on your plumbing but also sends the grease into your local water supply as a contaminant. A much better solution is to hire a grease removal company to dispose of your grease the green way. Instead of throwing it away, they will recycle it, usually by …

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Three Tips For Reducing Food Waste

According to Feeding America, approximately 70 billion pounds of food goes to waste in America each year. Not only does food waste hurt your wallet—you may as well be throwing money directly into the trash—it contributes to global warming, because food that ends up in landfills produces methane gas when it rots. Here are three tips for reducing food waste that will help you save money and reduce you environmental impact.

Shop Smart

Minimizing food waste starts with making simple changes to your buying habits. Although it may require a little more time and effort to do the grocery shopping, it’ll get easier once you get used to the new way of doing things.

Before heading to the store, plan out your meals for the next one or two weeks so you know exactly what to buy. Incorporate items you may already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Additionally, …

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A Guide To Keeping Your Dumpster Streetside

It’s easy to find space for a dumpster you rented from Tri-State Disposal when you have a relatively flat driveway or plenty of open lawn. But if you live in a community with steep driveways or where yard space is at a premium, the street may be your only option for parking your dumpster. Keeping your dumpster on the street can seem like an aggravating experience, but these tips can help make the entire process smoother and easier on you, your neighbors and even the dumpster rental company.

Permits Come First

Before you can have your dumpster delivered, you’ll need to apply for an encroachment permit or a street use permit from your local department of public works or clerk’s office. This essentially gives you permission to place your dumpster on the street for a short period of time. You’ll need a permit in order to legally park your dumpster …

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