Thursday, January 30, 2014


This year our valentine is the Earth! We’re pledging our love and giving back to the earth this Valentines Day and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Yes, we love our significant others, our family, friends and pets and they will be spoiled with gifts on February 14th but we want to go above and beyond and give back to future generations of loved ones. Here are some family friendly ideas to show your love for the earth this Valentine’s Day:

-       PLANT A TREE: What the world needs is more trees! With the amount of trees being cut down and used for paper products every day the earth could use some more lovely trees! So, gather your family, take a hike in the woods and plant a seed. And this gift keeps on giving! Try to visit your tree each year and watch it grow!

-       ARTS & CRAFTS: To satisfy the environment and your loved ones use recycled paper or cardboard and non-toxic paint to create the perfect Valentines Day Card! Not only will you save money, but the earth will love you right back for this choice!

-       COOK WITH LOVE: When making that romantic Valentine’s Day meal, choose organic. Processed food is not only unhealthy for YOU but the pesticides used and other artificial foods are not sitting well in the earth’s stomach! Stop by your local Whole Foods or organic section of the grocery store to find delicious, healthy ingredients good for you AND the earth!

We’re proud to make the Earth our Valentine and continue to love her all year long by recycling 80% of the waste collected! We look out for the environment so you and your loved ones can live long, happy and healthy lives! Tell us what you did for the Earth this Valentines Day on our Facebook page or in the comments below!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever!

With every New Year comes new beginnings, new resolutions and a fresh start to a bright future. Every year GPOD pledges to help the environment, to better themselves and serve the community, but this 2014 we would like to do so much more.

First we would like to say “thank you” to all of our new Facebook followers! We pledged that for every new “Like” we received on Facebook during November and December of 2013 we would donate one canned good to the Trumbull Food Pantry. Together we have donated 363 canned goods! And we promised to donate a sweatshirt to My Sisters Closet or Charities of Hope for every customer who “likes” us on Facebook AND orders a dumpster or storage pod. We have donated ___ sweatshirts this year!

 We have been very blessed in 2013 with amazing customers, an incredible staff and the ability to give back to our community. We look forward to being able to pay it forward in 2014 with more community involvement and continued great service.

Our goals this year go beyond your typical self-improvement. This year we are looking for new ways to save and preserve the environment through waste disposal, and to dedicate more of our time and energy to giving back to those in need and bettering our community. Thank you again to all of our customers and supporters and we can’t wait for a fantastic 2014!