At LJP Waste Solutions, as waste disposal and environmental sustainability experts, we know all too well that every company adopts sustainable business practices in a unique way. We’ve spent over a decade helping businesses of all sorts adopt waste solutions that align more with their personal sustainability goals. We’re all for adopting environmentally friendly practices at one’s own pace and at one’s own time!

However, there’s one thing we know that all sustainability plans have in common: a smart provider of commercial waste services that aligns with that company’s sustainability goals. It’s non-negotiable; any company, big or small, chain or stand-alone, won’t get far when it comes to eco-conscious actions if they don’t have an ally to help them along the way, and sustainability, in any form, cannot happen without conscientious waste management practices. We further define our stance below.

Sustainability and Smart Trash Disposal: Inseparable Entities

The concept of sustainability surrounds being gentle to the Earth and leaving as small of an impact as possible on the local environment and the planet as a whole. Trash left to pile up in landfills in no way fits in with this concept; you must dispose of your trash conscientiously and in an environmentally friendly manner to work toward more fully sustainable practices. Landfills in and of themselves are immensely harmful to the environment and our communities. They do far more harm than good.

●        Landfills take up miles of land that could be used for more practical purposes | Have you ever driven past a landfill? If not, perhaps it’s time you do, just so you can grasp how vast a single one is. Across the United States, countless of these facilities blight our pristine landscape. Without their existence, the land would be free to return to its natural state, providing space for trees that help stop our planet from warming. Anything from low-income housing communities to dog parks could also be built in their place. Part of sustainability for many businesses is making local communities better from a social standpoint as well as an environmental one; landfills don’t align with either of these sustainability goals.

●        Landfills throw a wrench in the natural ecosystem | Animals and trash don’t mix; we’ve all seen those pictures of marine creatures tangled in plastic bags or birds choked by a string. Though landfills keep trash relatively contained, they cannot be expected to function perfectly in this respect. Moreover, birds can begin to use these landfills for food sources, which can lead to both poor nutrition and overgrowth of the prey those birds used to eat. No matter how well a landfill is managed, it can negatively impact the surrounding animals—how does that align with the concept of sustainability?

●        Landfills emit harmful greenhouse gasses | Indeed, landfills contribute to a significant amount of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions. Though these gasses could be harnessed and used for energy, they frequently dissipate into the atmosphere and prevent the planet from cooling itself. How does warming the planet via careless trash disposal contribute to a business’s sustainability mission?

As you can see, lazy trash disposal—namely, via putting trash in landfills—does not contribute to your business’s sustainability mission in any sense of the word. But if you have trash that can’t be recycled, what do you do with it?

Waste-to-Energy Companies and You: The Best Way to Achieve Higher Degree of Sustainability

This process, in short, turns non-recyclable trash to energy. Visit our waste processing page to learn more about it. The process, as you can see from our webpage, is not straightforward; you need an expert to help you adopt this process and do a full waste audit, determining how your business can minimize its environmental impact and do the planet a favor.

That’s where we at LJP Waste Solutions come in. As a Mankato provider of sustainable waste solutions, we’ve helped businesses of all sorts, from food-packaging companies to manufacturing plants, fully embrace what it means to be sustainable. After we get a good feel for how your business operates, we create a detailed plan-of-action to manage your waste in a more sustainable fashion, helping you work toward zero landfill initiatives. Our clients feel good seeing the detailed reports of where their waste is going, and they feel even better once they realize the larger implications of their actions.

Our versatility and ability to assess waste disposal methods on a case-by-case basis makes us the pinnacle of a smart waste management company, one that helps your business keep its trash out of landfills and become the more philanthropic company you always knew it could be.

LJP Waste Solutions Would be Glad To Become Your Ally

You’ve seen that throwing trash in landfills does the environment no good, and you’ve seen how complicated—yet beneficial—the alternative is. So what are you waiting for? Take responsibility for your business’s impact on the environment and give LJP Waste Solutions a call today. Reach our North Mankato office at 507-625-1968.