TAM Inc. has built it’s business on the concept of recycling from the very beginning. As all natural resources become more scarce and landfills fill up, TAM Inc. is proud to offer our leadership in “going green with garbage.” Recycling lets us reduce our waste by up to 80%, which really adds up when you consider that just 1 ton of paper takes up 2 cubic meters of landfill.
We are meeting Vermont’s new higher standards for recovering reusable materials from the public waste stream and putting them back to good use. These standards will mandate more recycling and composting each year through 2020, when they will be fully implemented.
JOBS: Did you know that incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; land filling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs; but recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs?
LAND CONSERVATION: In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs. of trash for his or her children.
RESOURCE RECOVERY: By recycling, you can reduce your waste going into landfills by about 80%. Look at this chart to see how you can increase recovery of natural resources. TAM Inc. helps you recycle metal, paper and plastic with our No Sort Container program.
In 2012 TAM Inc. initiated a facility in Bennington for recycling organic materials (composting), such as yard debris, food waste, wood chips and manures. It initially serves commercial food waste producers, and will expand to accommodate additional customers as the project develops. It is growing well, and in 2014 processed 465 tons of food scrap into rich composted soil, ready for spring 2015.
In 2014, TAM Inc, opened a facility in Pownal to process recycling inorganic materials, and for shipping recycling and construction and demolition debris to appropriate end users. In the past, all recycling was shipped to a sorting facility in New York State. Now, these jobs will stay in the community, helping build local economy.