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USA Hauling Driver Participates (And Wins) in the Annual Truck Driving Championships

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On Saturday June 9th, the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) hosted its annual Truck Driving Championships at the FedEx Freight Facility in Windsor Locks.  USA Hauling & Recycling proudly sent Shaun Bryant (East Windsor) to represent our company this year

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Shaun did an outstanding job in the competition, he took home the overall “Rookie of the Year” award, then the “Rookie of the year” award for the written compliance test and the overall 2nd place finishing trophy for the entire competition!   3 wins for a first year MTAC competition driver is a very difficult thing to achieve!  We are all are all very proud of his accomplishments here at USA Hauling & Recycling!  

 Many thanks to the friends, family and other drivers that came to show support!

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Curbing Confusion and Contamination

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RecycleCT Foundation Inc.’s public recycling outreach campaign throughout Connecticut shows how working together can improve recycling rates.

When Sherill Baldwin traveled to Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime Provinces of Canada, she saw similar signage for recycling throughout the area. Baldwin, an environmental analyst in the sustainable materials management unit at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), says as she toured the province, regardless of where she went, she noticed universal messaging with color-coded signage for recycling being used across the province.

Baldwin brought this idea back to Connecticut. She serves as staff support for the RecycleCT Foundation Inc., a Hartford, Connecticut-based state-chartered fund that helps to raise public awareness and participation in recycling. The fund combines public and private resources to support the state’s recycling goals and material management strategies.

Read the rest of the article on RecyclingToday.com…

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Touch A Truck in Torrington 2018

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We recently participated in the annual Touch A Truck event in Torrington. This year’s event was help on Saturday, June 2 from 11:00-2:00 in the Lowe’s parking lot on Winsted Road. Along with our residential side loader, there were emergency response vehicles, construction vehicles, ice cream trucks, and so much more. Our driver Brian Becker was on hand with his son Julian to help families learn about our truck and allow them to sit in the driver’s seat.

The event also included appearances by mascots from the Hartford Yard Goats and the New Britain Bees, as well as a bike rodeo. The rodeo was fun, engaging and helped participants build confidence in their riding. Bicyclists practiced and developed skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and learn how to avoid crashes. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a success and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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Second Annual CFR Charity Row To Be Held June 16 At Sonny’s Place

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The second annual CFR (CrossFit Revelation) Charity Row will be held Saturday, June 16 at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT from 9am-12pm. Last year our charity was the MS Society and we were able to donate $12,000! ​CrossFit Revelation has selected Wade’s Army as the charity to row for. Wade’s Army was founded by the Welbourn and DeBruin families to recruit others to use their power for good and bring the fight to pediatric cancer. They are a non-profit bringing the fight against neuroblastoma and remembering Wade DeBruin’s battle with this deadly pediatric cancer. No one at any age deserves to get cancer, but when a cancer targets toddlers, it turns our world inside out. Take a closer look at www.wadesarmy.org.

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Donovan Abbe, a 9-year-old from Enfield who is currently battling neuroblastoma.

People can help by joining a team, making a donation, becoming a sponsor or donating a raffle prize. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase throughout the event, with winners being chosen during lunch. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Donovan Abbe, a 9-year-old from Enfield who is currently battling neuroblastoma. Raffle prizes include Patriots tickets, UConn tickets, a 1-month membership to Romeo Athletics, gift cards and more.

This year’s event will be a marathon row, with teams of 5 or less rowing a total of 26.2 miles. Registration opens at 8am with the row starting at 9am. Each team is responsible for raising a minimum of $500. To watch an interview about the event with Andrew Romeo , owner of Romeo Athletics and Crossfit Revelation visit www.westernmassnews.com.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Scott Montemerlo at cfrcharityrow@gmail.com. The event is sponsored by USA Hauling & Recycling.

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USA Waste Provides Waste and Recycling Service for the Belchertown Little League

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USA Waste and Recycling would like to thank the Belchertown Little League for giving us the opportunity to help out with their waste and recycling needs!!!

NEW Belchertown customers will receive one free month of service!!!  CURRENT Belchertown customers can also receive one free month of service for referring a new customer!!!

Contact our amazing customer service team at:

1-800-998-2984 | services@usarecycle.com | www.usarecycle.com

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USA Hauling Attends Waste360’s 50th Annual Waste Expo

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We are attending the 50th annual Waste360’s WasteExpo in Las Vegas this week, running from April 23-26. The event will include 13,000+ people in attendance celebrating innovation, education and networking within the industry. If you’re going to be in attendance, make sure to check out the National Waste & Recycling Association Woman’s Council’s Carts on Display, where we entered our cart, titled “Soaring With Community.”

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Springfield Thunderbirds help Katrina King, legally blind superfan, see her favorite sport

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SPRINGFIELD – Calling it a Christmas miracle might be a stretch. Luck didn’t bring Katrina King and her father, Rick, to the Civic Center parking garage in late December. No, for the Kings, some 15 years after first seeing a hockey game together, there’s few places father and daughter would rather be than at the Mass Mutual Center for a Springfield Thunderbirds game.

But timing is everything. And as the Kings departed the arena, rolling under the low-hanging, multi-colored steel beams criss-crossing the ceiling, they rolled past Thunderbirds defenseman Ed Wittchow.

Rick saw him first, riding in the car next to the Kings. He waved over, catching Wittchow’s attention.

“Hey,” Rick said, “One of your big fans is sitting in the car.”

Rick stopped, then opened the car door. And before he knew it, he said, Wittchow and his daughter, Katrina, were having a conversation. Five minutes passed, become 10, then 15, the affable Wittchow chatting her up like an old friend. They both love dogs, Katrina learned. She has two, 10-year-old Lady and seven-month-old Boomer, the younger named after the Thunderbirds mascot.

The Kings thought it was little more than a nice behind-the-scenes moment. Just a fan and one of her favorite players sharing a candid moment away from the ice.

Read the rest of the article on MassLive…

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Our Commitment to Employee Wellness

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Our Commitment to Employee Wellness
By Mike Lauro – Human Resources

USA Hauling & Recycling has a deep commitment to the wellness of our employees. In addition to providing great health insurance benefits, we have a wellness committee, a safety team, and a commitment to technology that is for the benefit of each and every employee.

Our wellness committee runs programs throughout the year to teach our team about healthy living. Throughout the summer, we host healthy picnics at each of our sites teaching individuals the benefits of making the right choices when deciding what to eat. This healthy eating translated into our fall “Biggest Loser” competition. As a company, we lost 802 pounds in six weeks of competition! Our employees loved it and we will be running the program again continuing the message of healthy living.

While our wellness committee teaches us about how to live a healthier lifestyle, our safety team is committed to the wellness of employees on the job. The team analyzes any potential job hazards and what we can do to mitigate them to keep our employees in top shape. Looking at employee safety and wellness is what brings technology to our industry. While in years past you would see our workers lifting heavy trash cans and recycling bins that lead to injuries, we now use automated hydraulic systems operated by a joystick so employees can have less strain and prevent injuries.

A side-loader USA Hauling & Recycling truck using an automated hydraulic system to lift a residential trash bin. This system saves employees from lifting heavy trash bins that could potentially lead to an injury.

We continually strive to make our employees safer on the job and are even launching a “Safety Boot Program” where we will provide our safety sensitive employees with a Safety Boot allowance each year to help reduce the risk of injuries. Another step forward for the health and safety of our employees!

Whether it is creating programs for the health of our employees or preventing injuries with technology, USA Hauling & Recycling is committed to our team’s wellness.

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Stowe Family Resource Center Receives Gift

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For the third consecutive year, we are proud to donate $10,000 to the Stowe Family Resource Center. The donation will fund the Learning through Play Group for the 2016-17 school year. Amy Morales, Family Resource Center Coordinator, said, “Our Learning through Play Groups are a wonderful setting for young children and families to come together to learn and grow.”

From the Hartford Courant:  http://www.courant.com/community/enfield/hc-en-1020-enfield-20161017-story.html

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Composting For The Large Generator

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Are you one to be ahead of the game, or follow what others are doing?

Composting has become the next big thing! Did you know Connecticut was the first state to pass a law requiring large generators of food scraps and soiled paper to begin composting? This, in turn, creates more jobs, reduces our carbon footprint, enhances our landscapes, prevents soil erosion, and helps grow healthy crops. Organic materials should be thought of as a resource, not as waste.

Companies are beginning to learn the great benefits that can lead from the separation of compost-able material, such as reducing disposal fees at landfills and reducing their carbon foot print. Composting creates an organic fertilizer that is great for gardens, planting beds, reseeding lawns, and adding nutrients to the soil to keep plants healthier.

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Supermarkets, restaurants, and 2nd hand produce stands are just a few great candidates for this service. By diverting the trash out of the waste stream will help offset the cost of composting. “About 35 million tons of food waste, plus additional organic waste such as paper, paperboard, and yard trimmings, get sent to landfills and incinerators each year in the United States.” ~USEPA, 2012 Municipal Solid Waste Characterization Report. Food is the heaviest item in most waste streams. If you are creating large quantities of food waste, composting is something for you. These materials can be placed in compactors or dumpsters and then we deliver the material to the compost facility; easy as that.

Not only is food waste an easy nominee for composting but other disposable organics include:

  • soiled paper and waxed cardboard
  • yard trimmings
  • fats, oils, and greases

Click here to see full list of acceptable food scrap material

The compost that is created from your organics and food scraps will provide great nutrients for the soil, that then produces your plants in the farms for food. whyrecycle

In January 2014, CT Legislation made it official that all companies creating an average of 104 tons a year must separate the organic material from solid waste and also recycle materials at a permitted facility that is within 20 miles from the site. By 2020, the average for companies will become 52 tons per year. USA Hauling & Recycling can help you meet the Connecticut organic recycling regulations. Our goal is to provide each of our customers with their own customized approach for their waste and recycling needs. USA Hauling & Recycling is the experienced partner, having implemented food scraps and organics recycling programs for customers of all sizes and types.

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For more information regarding this topic, visit: DEEP Commercial Organics Recycling Law Page

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