Single Stream Recycling
It’s the state of the art!
Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclable materials –- fiber (newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper, catalogs, magazines and junk mail) and containers (glass, steel, aluminum and plastic) -– are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and sorted by state-of-the-art processing equipment at a regional recycling center.
It’s the easiest way to recycle!
Residents and collectors are no longer required to separate paper and containers, making curbside recycling much more convenient. And because paper and cardboard no longer need to be separated, residents don’t need brown-paper bags in which to pack them.
It increases recycling!
Because there’s no sorting at curbside, haulers can now use "rearload, garbage style" trucks for the collection. The customer can even use a large container or trash can as opposed to the familiar 14-gallon recycling bin, so residents can recycle more with each collection. Less effort on the customer's part means more people will participate. More recycling participation means a greener world for us all!