Single Stream Recycling
Why Recycle Single Stream Materials With Us?
Commingled or single-stream recycling is where you can put all your recyclable plastics, mixed paper, glass, Styrofoam™, etc. into one easy-to-use container. No need to figure out what material goes into which recycling bin — we will sort it out! These programs are specifically designed to provide recycling as an option where a facility may generate only small amounts of mixed recyclables on a regular basis, or may have space or lease restrictions that prevent bin- or tote-based recycling.
How Does It Work?
Where Can I Find My Program Data?
When we set up your recycling account, you are provided with secure login access to an online data system that contains all your recycling records. Every single container is tracked and is individually recorded, including by location if you have multiple locations. So you can know instantly if any of your facilities are not recycling! You can also query the database to see your records over a set period of time, or within a certain geography. And finally, you can also download certificates of recycling if you need paper-based records.
What Are the Regulations?
There has been a tremendous increase in the number of jurisdictions mandating recycling for commodities. For example, about a dozen states have beverage bottle deposit laws to encourage glass and plastic beverage container recycling. Our program is an easy method for recycling your customers' bottle returns without having to maintain locked bins outside your facility to hold redeemed bottles, or having these bottles "walk back in" to a store for fraudulent redemptions by "dumpster divers" breaking into the bins.
Some states have multiple requirements for commercial entities to either ensure the company itself is recycling or that recycling is being offered to customers. An example of this is New Jersey, where each county has its own specific list of materials that commercial businesses are required to recycle. California is another state where there is a recycling mandate for all businesses. Other states, such as North Carolina, have landfill bans for certain materials (like plastic beverage bottles), effectively making recycling a requirement. And cities, like Seattle and New York City, can have municipal recycling mandates.