single-stream recycling

From the Recycling Works website:

In 2009, Recycling Works expanded it's recycling capabilities by adding a state-of the-art recycling facility right in our backyard located at 605 Mason Street, Elkhart, Indiana.  Home to an advanced single-stream recycling process, this facility processes recycling materials collected from municipalities and subscription customers throughout Michiana, as well as within a 100-mile+ radius of Elkhart.

Because of this new facility, residents are experiencing another value-added service from the Waste-Away Group.  Single-stream recycling is the emerging trend in curbside recycling.  Customers are allowed to collect all recycleables in a wheeled cart instead of separating items in a bin.  Studies show single-stream recycling increases participation in communities up to 30 percent more and in some cases, higher.  

This process also improves the neighborhood.  The number of collection vehicles and service days are reduced.  Collection is more efficient and wear and tear on roads is reduced while safety in the neighborhood is improved. 

Single-stream recycling benefits the environment by reducing fuel emissions and landfill usage, and supplies manufacturers with usable materials.  We are helping communities save on fuel and operating costs.  The goal of Recycling Works is to better the environment in the communities served by keeping them cleaner.

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