May, 2010

Benefits to Working With a Local Reconditioner

MBC has trucks that cover more than 300,000 square miles, so whether you need containers removed or you need to restock your supply of containers, we are able to help.

Reconditioned and remanufactured containers are up to 50% less than buying new.

MBC can both collect your dirty containers and supply you with clean ones in a single trip, making the process more efficient for you.

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MBC is committed to environmental protection.  Our primary purpose is to minimize the impact of waste on the environment.  Instead of discarding containers, we recondition them for reuse as an industrial container.  By taking care of used packaging, we help our customers comply with environmental legislation and meet the objectives stated by the international responsibility care initiative.

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Composting: Tumbler Method

I have been learning more and more about gardening this last year, and finally this spring I am starting my first vegetable garden. From what I’ve read, and learned through talking to people, composting is a must for a good garden. I am doing a few different forms of composting right now. One is a real simple chicken wire method of composting leaves and yard waist. Bokashi which is a way of fermenting your kitchen waist. And a tumbler method using a 55 gallon drum, recycled. It was a boiled linseed oil drum that I got for free.

For constructing the tumbler barrel I used an electric hand saw to cut out a door in the middle of the drum. Drilled holes in the door to make a hinge using galvanized steel wire, I screwed in a piece of wood to make a stop for the inside of the door, and just used a garden string around a bolt method for a lock to the door. Next I drilled 1 5/8″ holes in the top and bottom to place a galvanized steel pipe I had through the barrel. Pipe is 1 1/2″ so barrel can rotate around the pipe. The barrel is then raised on it’s side. I used 2 cinder blocks to hold it up. Then you need to drill tons of holes all over the barrel to let air and moisture in and out. And when you add new waist to the barrel you rotate it to help it brake down into beautiful rich organic soil. You should use a compost starter to help break down the material and that’s where my Bokashi comes in. It is a way of fermenting you kitchen waist that is filled with effective enzymes. Worms love it and so does the earth!


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