Balcones Recycling Dallas is located at 13921 Senlac Dr, Suite 200, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
We started as a recycling company. It seems like an obvious statement, but it is what separates us from our competition. We were not founded as a side business to compliment garbage hauling. We subsist purely on our ability to recover resources and divert them from the landfill. Kerry and Becky Getter founded Balcones Resources in 1994 in Austin, Texas. In the mid-'90s the only commodity being actively recycled in a commercial setting was white paper, and the Balcones team saw the need to change the way Texas recycled. "We had an opportunity to make an impact both environmentally and economically," remarked Kerry. Balcones introduced the Anything that Tears™ program, which simplified office recycling and allowed property managers to quickly quantify their efforts through monthly environmental reports and a reduction of costs related to landfill hauling fees.
Kerry remembers, "It was a challenge at first because we really had to get into the trenches and educate everyone involved in an organization. The janitorial crews were very important because we needed to move the material efficiently and effectively throughout the buildings, and their buy-in was crucial to the success of the program. Education became a necessary component, and we started to see the fruits of our labor in the form of increased participation and a reduction in waste from the different locations we serviced."
Fast-forward 18 years, and we have facilities in Austin, Dallas and Little Rock and have grown to become one of the top 50 recyclers in North America. We service approximately 75% of Austin's Class A office buildings and 80% of the Class A buildings in downtown Dallas. In addition to multi-tenant facilities, Balcones is also the chosen recycling partner for several corporate campuses, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers with major customers such as the University of Texas at Austin, the Capitol Complex, Seton Hospital System, Pepsico, JCPenney and the Clinton Library, just to name a few.
Our new state-of-the-art facility in Austin is a testament to our innovation. The $25 million facility has the ability to process 25 tons per hour. It is equipped with technology that increases our efficiency and allows us to handle new materials. Staying true to our green roots, the facility has several environmentally friendly features including passive lighting, electric car charging station and solar panels.
Kerry concludes, "We started as paper recyclers, but we've transformed into a full service environmental company that works with our customers to reach zero waste goals, streamline waste, educate employees, achieve LEED® certification, or simply take the first step towards a new recycling program."
To contact Balcones Recycling Dallas, call 972-481-1400, or view more information below. Looking for more locations in Farmers Branch, TX? Scroll down to see a listing of waste locations and handlers towards the bottom of this page.
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What materials can be recycled?
The materials that can be recycled will vary depending on where you live. Generally, aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers, cardboard boxes, paper products (newspapers, books, and magazines), glass jars, and bottles can all be recycled. However, it’s important to check with your local recycling provider to see what types of materials they accept.
Can I recycle plastic bags?
Most curbside recycling programs do not accept plastic bags because they can jam the sorting machines at recycling centers. Check with your local store or municipality to see if they offer a program where you can drop off plastic bags for recycling. Many retailers also offer their bag recycling programs.
Can I recycle electronics?
Most electronics can be recycled at specialized facilities that have the proper equipment to handle and recycle these materials safely. Contact your local recycling authority or municipality to find out where you can drop off old computers, cell phones, TVs, and other electronic devices for recycling.
Are recyclables sorted by hand?
No, recyclables are typically sorted using a combination of automated and manual sorting. Automated sorting is done through conveyor belts, magnets, optical scanners, and other equipment that can quickly identify different materials. Manual sorting is done by workers who inspect items to make sure they are suitable for recycling.
How do I know if an item is recyclable?
Check with your local recycling provider to find out what materials they accept. You can also look for the “recycling symbol” on the packaging, which indicates that the container can be recycled. Alternatively, you can check online resources such as Recycle Now, which offer information about what items can be recycled in your area.
How do I dispose of hazardous materials?
Hazardous materials such as paint, motor oil, and batteries should not be placed in the regular garbage or recycling bin. Contact your local waste management authority to find out where you can safely dispose of these materials.
Is recycling mandatory in my area?
Whether or not recycling is mandatory depends on where you live. Contact your local waste management authority to find out if there are any local laws requiring you to recycle certain items. In many cases, municipalities will provide incentives, such as discounted waste collection fees, for households that try to recycle.