Pros of Single Stream Recycling:
- One container for all recycling materials
- No separation is required. If it's accepted, throw it in the same container. Do not bag your recycling
Cons of Single Stream Recycling:
- Contamination ruins the entire load
- If an unaccepted material or trash ends up in the bin, the entire load must be disposed of
Contamination is the biggest problem facing current recycling practices today. People throw in things they shouldn't, like grease soaked cardboard, plastic bags, or paint cans. If it ends up at the recycling center, all pieces in proximity to the contamination must be removed, causing slowdowns and strain on the facility.
It's incredibly important to know what you can recycle and what you can't.
ACCEPTED: Plastic Recycling - All items must be CLEAN OF FOOD
Includes all CLEANED plastic bottles and jars with recycle symbol #1 thru #7: soft drink bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, FLATTENED cartons, etc. Check the bottom of the container before recycling.
ACCEPTED: Metal Recycling - All items must be CLEAN OF FOOD
Includes aluminum cans, baking pans, tin cans, steel food containers, EMPTY aerosol cans, and lids.
Cardboard Recycling Rules ACCEPTED: Cardboard Recycling - All boxes MUST BE FLATTENED for proper disposal
Includes corrugated cardboard, shipping boxes, cereal and dry food boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, moving boxes, detergent boxes, soda/beer cartons, and paper towel/toilet tissue rolls.
Paper Recycling Rules ACCEPTED: Paper Recycling
Includes newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, manila folders, letterhead, notebook paper (no backings), computer paper, envelopes (with windows), coupon books, calendars, and brown paper bags.DO NOT RECYCLE:
Styrofoam, glass and mirrors, electronic waste (TVs and computers), motor oil containers, yard waste, chemical containers, plastic bags, ceramics or dishes, food waste, scrap metal, monitors.
Recycle customers, please take the initiated to double check the items you are placing in the recycling bins. We will not remove your recycle if it is dirty, "contaminated"
. The recycle plant will charge us for contaminating their facility. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact our office.
The Bunting Disposal Staff