Recycling 101

Every recycling program is unique but produces the same end result; sustainability. Your program should have three main components.

IDENTIFY
What are the products in your facility that can be recycled?  We will perform a professional site assessment to determine the materials you can remove from the landfill and add to your company’s “Green Stream.”

COLLECT
How are you going to collect this material?  We can employ time and labor saving methods that will not interrupt workflow and still ensure a high recycle rate.

MANAGEMENT
Once you have all this recyclable material sitting around, how would you like us to pick it up?  Please refer to the pictures below for examples of collection.

You can bale your material and either store the bales in a 53′ trailer that we provide or, if space is an issue, we can perform an “off the ground” pickup using our fleet of flatbed trucks which are equipped with Moffett forklifts.

Another option would be the use of a compactor.  This solves the labor issue by allowing you to throw loose cardboard into our receiver box and then pressing a button to compact the material.  When the box is full, a light will come on and we will dispatch a roll off truck to swap out the boxes.

Contact us so we can help you develop a program appropriate for your facility.

Remember, by complying with Connecticut law and collecting clean OCC for recycling you will be saving natural resources, reducing your carbon footprint and decreasing your business’s trash disposal costs.

RECYCLING PLASTICS
Have you ever wondered about those numbers with the arrows around them <2>, on the bottom of plastic bottles?  These are called resin identification codes and they signify the type of plastic the item is made from.

Everyone is trying to institute a zero landfill policy and plastics are typically last on the priority list.  Ironically, plastics can be the most profitable material in your waste stream.

Contact us for a free professional waste audit. We will crawl through your trash and show you the materials that can be recycled. This will drastically reduce or eliminate your compactor fees and may even make you some extra money.