Rag News: August 2020

The Importance of Linens in the Recycling World

Linens are a scarce product, that does not come around too often in donations bins. In fact, this is one of the reasons why thrift stores don’t sort this product from the institutional clothing. However, it is a commodity that is highly appreciated in the recycling world. 

This commodity includes bedsheets, pillows covers, curtains, blankets and comforters. All this items can be reused and recycled as long as it is dry and has no odor. Even if the item is stained, torn, overly worn or out-of-date, do not throw it away; it has a use in the textile reuse and recycling industry.

All in all, there is a big market for this product, and it can create a new revenue stream for your business. The linens must be baled and reach a minimum target weight of 40,000 pounds. We identify a high demand in markets such as Pakistan, India, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, and Dominican Republic. If you supply or are in demand of linens, contact us.


Important Truck Weight Distribution

Trucks can often be over loaded causing there to be an overweight issue that can put a risk to the driver since it can cause tipping. As well as a risk of being fined from $300 up to $5000. It is important to load the container properly and to safely distribute the weight accordingly. The graphic above demonstrates a safe way to distribute the weight on the containers. Ensuring that each Tandem Axle on the truck is within the maximum weight of 34,000 lbs. The truck and container combined must not exceed a maximum of 80,000 lbs.

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