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Royal Waste Helps 103rd Precinct with Trees of Life Organic Garden Project

103rd Precinct Grows Trees of Togetherness

Royal Waste Services, Inc. again demonstrates their commitment to the environment and to the New York area by supporting a community garden with the assistance of compost, gardening supplies and volunteers.

 

February 15, 2017 · New York Times

The Compost King of New York

As mentioned in New York Times’ The Compost King of New York, Michael Reali, Regal’s Vice President voiced both his stance and commitment in diverting food waste from landfills. Whereas other companies struggled in their composting efforts due to high contamination rates, the team at Regal Recycling seemed to quickly grasp this ambitious responsibility with ease. As a full day past of Regal’s composting trucks entering its material recovery facility, there stood a 20-foot mound of collected organic waste from fruit wholesalers. After the crew removed any extraneous material, the decontaminated pile was loaded and ready to be transported to McEnroe Organic Farm in upstate New York. Here the decontaminated organic waste goes through an arduous process but ultimately gets to live a second life either to nourish and sustain the farm or as topsoil to be sold to the local community. Through the effort of Michael Reali and his team at Royal Waste Services, organic food waste now can be seen as a resource, therefore closing the loop of sustainability and recycling.

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December 28, 2016

Broadway Green Alliance

JAMAICA, QUEENS – As Royal Waste Services continues to strive by making head waves in today’s new environmental and local recycling laws, we are pleased to announce the visit of Broadway Green Alliance to our Recycling facility.

We have been servicing various theatres in the heart of New York City for the past several years. Helping them to become greener by implementing a straightforward and efficient recycling program, that not only complies with the New York City Zero Waste recycling laws but allows the Broadway Green Alliance to be a step ahead in helping our environment.

We are grateful and give our congratulations to Broadway Green Alliance for all of their accomplishments for the past several years promoting and making a difference by implementing recycling avenues in the heart of New York City Broadway Theaters.

December 19, 2016

Queens Courier Presents Award

Royal Waste Services foundation is built on our values, which distinguish us and guide our performances through quality service with Integrity. We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We are committed to protecting the environment, health, safety of our employees, customers and the communities where we operate daily. These values have lead to this outstanding award presented by the Queens Courier.

Congratulations to the dedicated employees of Royal Waste Services as this wouldn't have been possible without them!

November 24, 2016

Giving Back to the Community

Jamaica, Queens – Another successful year at the Royal Waste Services Annual Thanksgiving turkey drive!

Royal distributed over 500 turkeys throughout the local community, churches, and even to our own employees. We have been so blessed to serve the people of Jamaica for over 20 years and are lucky to call it our home.

February 26, 2013 · News 12 Long Island

Robert Moses Middle School Kids Work to Keep Their School Green

NORTH BABYLON – Sixth-graders from Robert Moses Middle School are working hard to keep their school green.

The students, who are part of the school’s Environmental Recycling Club, go from classroom to classroom collecting paper and plastic bottles for recycling.

“It’s really good for the kids, educationally,” says teach Chris Brodmerckel. “They really grab ahold of it and want to do more for their community.”

Last year alone, the student kept 2 tons of recyclables out of landfills.

By Diane Greer · BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 17

Food Waste Diversion In Heart Of Manhattan

Motivation, infrastructure and economics are key to implementation of office composting at The Durst Organization, one of New York City’s largest family-owned real estate developers. The program is the brainchild of Helena Durst, a co-vice president and fourth-generation family member, who is leading the charge to green the company’s building management practices. Partnering with Durst is Royal Waste Services Inc., in Hollis, New York, a hauler that collects, processes and transports the separated organics, and McEnroe Organic Farm, near Millerton, New York, where the material is composted. Durst hopes to ultimately exapnd the program beyond just the company’s headquarters at the Bank of America Tower in Manhattan to tenants in the company’s sizeable commercial real estate portfolio.

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