How A Recycling Center Works

A Dual Stream Facility vs. A Single Stream Facility Ever wonder how a recycling center works? If you use a single stream* recycling company the process is very different from a dual stream* center.¬†While single stream is a method many municipalities and businesses are adopting, using single stream has been proven to cost more and while more might be collected, …

Colleges Compete in Recyclemania, Feb 2nd – March 29th

RecycleMania Is Here! RecycleMania, an 8-week long competition and benchmarking tool which challenges students at colleges and universities to increase recycling efforts. This year’s competition runs from February 2nd – March 29th. The main goals of RecycleMania are: To motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation. To generate attention and support for campus recycling programs. …

The Other Side of Single Stream Recycling

In this video, “The Other Side of Single Stream” , Chris Hoch, Owner of National Fiber of Belchertown, MA, explains the negative impact of single stream recycling on his local business. He advocates for dual stream recycling because he believes that consumers are willing to sort their paper from their bottles. Recycling rates tend to increase with single stream recycling, …

Single Stream Recycling: Case Studies Prove Major Flaws

Why Do People Advocate Single Stream? Although advocates swear by its ability to reduce program costs and retrieve more recyclable materials, single stream recycling is being proven as the wrong choice through scores of case studies which champion dual stream as more cost-effective and environmentally sound. Driven by miscalculated results, advocates estimate that the quantity of commingled materials recycled is …