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1% More Sustainable Every Day with August Mack–making ESG a reality!

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Sustainability and practicality were on display in this wide-ranging conversation with Adriana Townsend and Shawn Woll of August Mack. Adriana and Shawn discussed the work their company is involved in, from phase 1 and phase 2 studies for real estate to producing comprehensive ESG reports for the industry. Shawn’s background is in geology and Adriana’s is in sustainability and the balance they provide on their team is very obvious. August Mack understands that industry needs to make constant, gradual improvements to become greener for our world while making products and providing jobs that employ our neighbors. Our discussion ranged from the practicality of hybrid vehicles as a bridge to EVs, land repurposing vs. using farmland, helping companies build more sustainable practices, and continual improvements, all while giving perspective to how far we have come environmentally as a society. August Mack has branched into the world of Environmental, Social, and Governance reporting and helping companies through the process of this very wide-ranging area–it’s much more than just environmental, it’s your community and people that are also the focus. We enjoyed our time with the August Mack crew and hope you enjoy this look into a group that is helping the industry become more sustainable. https://augustmack.com/ #recycling #sustainability #environmental #hybrid #electrification #electricvehicle

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Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs