The term single stream recycling means that all recyclables are collected in one bin, rather than the customary separate bins for paper, bottles and cans. That bin is then placed at the curb and is collected by a waste collection company. There are many benefits of single stream recycling.
Advantages of Single Stream Recycling
Single stream recycling has several advantages. First, residents do not have to worry about maintaining multiple bins for separating recyclables. This reduces the number of bins needed per household and the space required to store those bins. It is also simpler so people may be more inclined to recycle to begin with. Many communities experience an increase in recycling after implementing single stream. Lastly, safety for workers also increases with the use of automated collection trucks in single stream recycling.
Why More Communities Don’t Implement Single Stream Recycling
Although single stream recycling is an optimal approach, it can be expensive to implement. It requires the purchase of expensive equipment and a different sorting process. Recycling typically saves money by reducing the amount of trash from households. The increase in recycling and decrease in trash can therefore outweigh the up-front costs of implementing single stream.
Single Stream Recycling from Miller Waste Industries
Ultimately, single stream recycling is the best option for its convenience and simplicity. Furthermore, hiring a waste management company is the quickest and easiest way to get started. Miller Waste Industries offers single stream recycling and we are happy to provide you with a quote. Contact us today to take advantage of the benefits of single stream recycling!