Newsletter: October 4, 2021

Normally I start with some kind of PSA but today that will come later. I want to acknowledge the awesome group of people that we have shredding. If you remember, we collected over 21,000 pounds of paper from Payne Nickles. We were able to finish this job with a week left before our deadline. Last week Roxanne, Matt and Margaret (and me a little) shredded 31,000 pounds of paper. We also baled another 5,000 pounds of cardboard.
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Newsletter: September 20th, 2021

Today is such a great day. Why? It is my birthday, of course. I think that qualifies it as a great day.

Last week Payne Nickles held a shred drop off day at both there Norwalk office and there Sandusky office. This an event that they have been having for 10 years now. At the time of print, I do not have all the final totals. I can tell you that they will have more than doubled the totals from last year.
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Newsletter: September 13th, 2021

Last week was a somber reminder of just how precious life really is. I do not want to talk politics or religion in this newsletter. Unfortunately it can take deadly reminders to show us just how short it is. I encourage everyone to live life in a way that they would not regret when they get the chance to look back. Don’t be mad at family or friends over trivial things. Forgive your co-workers and stay positive. This is one of the reasons I am always waving at other vehicles that are providing a public service. Yes, the other reason is because it can be very hard for me to tell our vehicles apart from others. It is still hard to describe the feeling when you see a total stranger with a smile on there face when they wave back. The worst part of Labor Day…I can no longer wear white after today.
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Newsletter: August 23rd, 2021

Another good week in the books. I hope everyone was able to get a chance to go to the fair last week. While I am not the biggest fan of fairs, it was great to drive by and see all the cars, campers, and people that were out and about.

I have 2 pictures below. I am not sure if anyone remembers the fog we had last Tuesday, but it was pretty intense in some areas. The first picture shows the bowling alley in Willard on the right. I am only about 30 yards from the building. I pulled over to take the photo.
The second photo is the Willard reservoir. There is a dock at the bottom of the picture but you can’t see the water beyond it.

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Newsletter: August 16th, 2021

Well, today is the start of the Huron County fair.  It will be great to see people there this year. 

I have commented on how our businesses have a tendency to cycle from slow to supersonic overnight.  At the beginning of last week we were completely caught up with shredding and had just enough production work to keep us going.  That turned into 7 more jobs on Tuesday and shuffling around to make sure all jobs will be completed on time.  We also had a few large drop offs of shred and cardboard.  We also scheduled 2 new shred purges.

We shredded 9000 lbs of paper and completed 28000 units of assembly.

Newsletter: August 9th, 2021

Last week was a pretty good week.

Our MTD crew saw at least 1 deer each day and we had 2 eagle sightings.

I also wanted to provide an update to our “waving” campaign.  At this point, the shuttle crew waives to just about every white van/shuttle that we go by.  We also enjoy waving to local police, sheriff, and the Highway Patrol.  I know that a lot of folks think this is a silly thing to do.  I can honestly say that it puts a smile on each person’s face when someone returns a wave.  We would like to think that it puts a smile on the other person’s face as well.  Even if they are just thinking that we are strange, at least they smiled.  As life goes by, we all get focused on the things that are important to us.  It is human nature.  How often do any of us take a moment to think about what they could do that would be a positive influence on someone else day, week or month.  A wave or a smile are a great option for this.  The best part, they are both free.

8/4 was our 1st. Wed drop off day and we had 33 customers who brought us 1,122 lbs. of paper to be shredded.

Production.  We completed 23,500 units and shredded 10,000 lbs. of paper.

Did you know that we also recycle boat wrap and shrink wrap?
So far this year we have recycled 34,126 lbs.

Newsletter: July 26th, 2021

I am not sure what happened with the weather.  We went from monsoons to fall weather.

Last week we launched our new website.  I hope everyone had a chance to take a look.  We received some very positive feedback.  Thank you to Jennifer Smith for her help with the website.

Last week we shredded 9200 lbs. of paper and recycled 1300 lbs. of cardboard.  We also completed 27500 units.  This week we have two purges scheduled.  If you are not aware of what a purge is, well I am glad you asked.  A purge is a pickup that is much larger than a normal bin pickup.  Purges can range from 200 lbs. to over 20,000 lbs.
 
I would also like to remind you that our next drop off is scheduled for Wed. 8/4 from 9-2.  Be sure to look for the blue arrow.

Newsletter: July 19th, 2021

I heard a rumor the other day…..someone told me it was summertime.

With all the rain we have been getting, it feels like May showers or just a lot of rain.
Last week we were able to ship out a load of 12,000 lbs. of plastic wrap.

 

We also shredded 9000 lbs. of paper, recycled 2200 lbs. of cardboard and finished @16,000 units.

 

By far the most exciting thing happening this week is the new Firelands Local website.  It will be going live any day now.  I would love for you to check it out and give me some feedback.  James@firelandslocal.com

 

We confirmed 3 upcoming shred purges and are in the process of bidding on a new labor job.

 

Have a wonderful week and make sure you check out our new website.