Food Waste Recycling Made Easy

Winrows collection system addresses cost, convienence and cleaniness, that is what makes Winrows successful.

The bags used in Winrows addresses two synery issues:

(a) the ‘ick’ issue. Nothing to drop or clean.

(b) “motivation” constant reminder by the bags placement and printing of what and how much food waste to recycle.

Winrows is not a Restrictive program, it provides participants with flexiability of what and how much food waste to recycle.

Winrows, lastly provides carbon offset credits to your address/location account at Greenebank that can be converted to cash. Did you know that more than 40% by weight of your trash is foodwaste? And that foodwaste contributes solids into your community water systems by use of your insinkerator food disposal?

Use Winrows and reduce methane gas release into the atmosphere.


Unused or Expired Medication

The DEA on April 30, 2011 had a turn in of unused or expired medication.  You could look up a location for drop-off at or called (800) 882-9593.  In the past, costs for this program has been exorbitant $190.00 per # collected, and the amount collected has been miniscule.  First, unless you read about the program in a newspaper or heard a public service announcement, most people do not even know about this program.  Second, there is a limited amount of drop-off sites. Third, just look at the costs of gasoline or diesel to drive to and from the drop-off site.  LOOK AT THE FILL-A-BOX COLLECTION SYSTEM.


Unused-unneeded Pharmecuticals Program Law Passed



On October 10, 2010 President Obama signed the secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010.

This law amends the Controlled Substance Act and allows Public and Private entities to develop a variety of methods for collection and disposal in a secure, convienent, and responsible manner.

Currently the DEA is developing rules which are expected sometime in 2012.

However, Controled substances as a percentage of unused-unneeded pharmecuticals is very small. And, currently if you log onto the White House Drug Policy you will be directed to either flush them down the toilet, or place them in a bag of coffee grounds and through in your trash.

Currently the EPA has found the presence of unused-unneeded pharmecuticals in your drinking water systems, streams and lakes throughout the United States, and a majority of these findings are not controlled substances, such as acetaminophem, cough syrups, etc.

Fill-A-Box collection system is an alternative to flushing your unused-unneeded pharmecuticals down the toilet or throwing them in the trash.

Fill-A-Box segragates unused-unneeded pharmecuticals from the rest of your recycables.

Fill-A-Box creates a database for your address/location of the unused-unneeded pharmecuticals recycled by you.

Stat-Medicament-Disposal then uses your unused-unneeded pharmecuticals for it’s wasdte-to-energy program.





And, there is a safe and secure record.

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Is Recycling Worth It?

In the past, there has been a barrier to Recycling! This was a subconscious, suttle barrier. YOUR RECYCLING RECEPTACLE. The design, and the size of the Recycling receptacle determined where you placed it in your residence, and that affected how much you used it for Recycling.

Size, usually relegated the placement of the Receptacle to the garage or yard. Out of sight out of mind! Fill-A-Box is designed for in-home convienence and as a constant motivator for items you place for Recycling.

Using Fill-A-Box, you will find increased numbers of items and the total amount that you recycle.

That increases your redeemable Carbon Offset Credits in your account at Greenebank©™.

Yes! Recycling is worth it! It can save the planet and put money in your pocket through Greenebank.


Plastic Recycling Collection National Survey

In May 2011 Moore Recycling Associates Inc. published a study of rigid plastics that were collected curbside or by municipal drop-off.

This study found that only 2.4% of the U.S. population with recycling access for all plastics, and only 13% for rigid plastics.

This study also found that a majority of cities and counties continue to use resin codes to discribe to households acceptable materials for recycling, which has confused the public.

Using number is unnecessary since all plastic containers are of one of these types of resin and it does not affect the recycability of the plastic.

The study found this type of education (using codes) discourages plastic recycling.

Fill-A-Box collection system recovers ALL plastics within the household.

Fill-A-Box encourages and increases the amount of plastics recycled by households.

And, as an added incentive, households recieve credit in their address/location account at Geeenebank of carbon offset credits.

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Why Households Don’t Recycle

The number one reason cited in a recent survey was convienence. That is, even a curbside program is inconvienent because the provided Recycling bins are:

1. Too large to fit in the home.

2. No constant reminder in the home.

3. No regular schedule for pick-up (waiting to fill containers before curbside placement).

or, without a curbside program, collecting items, (in some kind of container) and then driving to a drop-off center takes too much effort.

The next reason, is confusing programs, such as not being able to mix plastics (sorting or removing bottle caps), that is households think recyclers have their own secret language that they do not understand. So, it is just easier to throw it all in the trash!

Another cited reason is households do not like government funded recyclingprograms that is their own tax dollars used for programs that are not even marginally successful.

However, the answer can be found at Fill-A-Box and Winrows.

Containers, that fit nicely in your kitchen, clearly marked for placement of recycables, picked up weekly and placement of a clean new container, and a container that provides recycling of more products than any other program.

Plus, the added benefit of Greenebank Carbon Offset credits in your account by address/location.

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Made from oils, cornstarch, or vegetable fats it is estimated to be about 1% of over 230 million tons of plastic produced each year.

However, it may sound good, “Bioplastic”, but the problem is it has a varied end of life. That means that some “Bioplastics” can be composted but not recycled. Some can only be recycled but not composted.

Currently “Bioplastics” are still found in recycled plastic bales along with PET and others.

Composters such as Winrows does not accept food waste in “Bioplastic” bags because of the compostability issues.

Lets hope that Green Chemistry catches on and develops a truly compostable product therefore deriving value at end of life recycling.

What “Bioplastic” cannot be recycled in Fill-A-Box clean air system is ground into pellets and used as fuel in Stat-Medicament-Disposal process.

Do you know what products you use that come in “Bioplastic” containers?


Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, And Other Organic Wastewater


Recently the U.S. Geologocal Survey (USGS) released a report that there is a growing concern for potential adverse human and ecological health effects resulting from the production, use and disposal of chemicals, even common household medicines. This research shows that many of these compounds enter the environment disperse and persist far longer than first anticipated, and surprisingly, little is known about the extent of environmental effects or the ultimate fate of many synthetic organic chemicals. Many of these compounds pass through wastewater treatment plants or septic systems which are not designed to remove them.

What is stricking is if you go to the FDA Consumer Guidance – disposal of unused medications they state “Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out.”

Wow, you should be concerned! Only Stat-Medicament-Disposal in synergy with Fill-A-Box offers complete removal from homes and your water systems and landfills.


Managing Unused-unneeded Pharmaceuticals And Protecting Your Drinking Water


Improper disposal of unused-unneeded pharmecuticals is having an adverse impact on the environment, and on human health in your community!

Studies have demonstrated these adverse effects and raise concerns about the serious consequences that will occur if action is not taken.

Since 1980, unused-unneeded pharmecuticals have been increasingly recognized as chemical pollutants of the environment by the EPA!

The highest levels detected are from nonprescription drugs,  antibiotics and prescriptions, which have adverse consequences for you and your family members, including endocrine disruption, such as (physical, mental, and sexual developments) and mostly antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Did you know that the EPA has found ampicillin resistant bacteria in every U.S. river tested in 1999?

If unused-unneeded pharmecuticals are not eliminated during sewage treatment they eventually reach your drinking water. In fact, most sewage and water treatment facilities in your cities and towns do not treat pharmecutical contaminants, so they are left untreated and enter surface, ground, and drinking water.

Fill-A-Box and Stat-Medicament-Disposal incorporates compartmentalization, automation, and bar-code scanning technology for their safe and effective removal of unused-unneeded pharmecuticals, this in cooperation with it’s online database enables your community to quantify and identify what you have accomplished in your community with Fill-A-Box and Stat-Medicament-Disposal.

A paradigm shift in thinking as to the removal of unused-unneeded pharmecuticals from the waste stream and landfills, and most importantly your drinking water systems.


Permaculture A Revolution


The provision of food, shelter, water, energy and waste management are contained within permaculture, and therefore, Fill-A-Box, Winrows and Stat-Medicament-Disposal contribute to this revolution. The word permaculture derives from the words permanent culture and permanent agriculture.

It is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have diversity, stability, and resilence of natural ecosystems, it is the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their food, energy and shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

Think about providing these things in your local neighborhood.

Permaculture is rebuilding the community, re-localize the control of these provisions for a sustainable human life in an ethical and ecological way.

You can read: Permaculture: A designers manual Tagari Publications.

You can depend on Fill-A-Box, Winrows, and Stat-Medicament-Disposal to continue to develop programs that are permaculture.

Go to Fill-A-Box, Winrows or Stat-Medicament-Disposal websites and see permaculture in action and find out how to institute these programs in your community.