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Mulching in Fall Season

Mulching in Fall Season Fall season is in full swing and no doubt a little later than usual – the high 70-degree weather in mid-October occupied the idea that we were still in summer (no complaints over here given it rains most of the year in Western Washington). Nevertheless, the temperature has officially dropped, and…

Annual Touch A Truck Event

“Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.“ — BRIAN SOLIS Clearview Nursery & Stone Brings the Community Together Clearview Nursery & Stone’s annual Touch-a-Truck event was a collective success. The business welcomed over 250 guests within a 3-hour duration. Families got to experience heavy equipment…

Careers in Commercial Driving

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.“ — Nelson Mandela Careers in Commercial Driving Working as a truck driver is a niche lifestyle. The consistent amount of determination and challenges faced transforms those in the trucking field into agile individuals. From practicing road safety to traveling different routes every day, this role never gets boring…

Educating Children on the Importance of Recycling

“If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.“ — BILL NYE A group of special visitors toured The United Group and Clearview Nursery & Stone last month. Kids N Us Early Learning Center received a bus tour of the Snohomish yard from Seth…

Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2022

“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.“ — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe This week at The United Group, we recognize and celebrate our workers in the recycling industry. These individuals work hard and are dedicated to creating new opportunities for our communities in Washington. From recycle sorters to scale…

Wellness Program

The United Group has recently created a wellness program in order to boost company culture and combat fatigue, a common issue seen in the construction industry. Human Resources has started programs like massage therapy, catered lunches and employee engagement events including friendly competitions and contests. “We care about our employees, and we want to help…

The United Group Acquires K.T. Recycling & Container

Seattle, Wash. – Today, The United Group announced the completion of the acquisition of K.T. Recycling, a container services company located in Seattle. The United Group is the recycling leader in the Puget Sound, with the highest diversion rates and seven divisions focused on construction-demolition and metal recycling, landscape material production and container services. Under…

Networking in the Construction Industry

Since the reopening of Washington state on June 30th, The United Group has been an active player in networking within the construction industry. We sent out members of our sales and marketing teams to several events including the ABC Golf Tournament, hosted Skanska for a plant tour and a Meet & Greet event at Clearview…

How It’s Made: Organics

With wood waste making up around 40% of the infeed to mixed C&D recycling facilities, we see a lot of it! In 2020, The United Group took in over 100,000 tons of clean and mixed wood debris. But where does it all go? Well at least part of it is turned into the twelve organics…

Metal for Meals

On Saturday, United Metals, a division of The United Group focused on recycling, buying and selling metals, hosted a Metal for Meals: Scrap Metal Drive benefitting Sound Generations and their food programs for older Americans. Over 140 community members brought their scrap metals, appliances and literal kitchen sinks to our containers at the Shoreline/Lake Forest…

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