Tag: recycling bins

A recycling bin (or recycle bin) is a container used to hold recyclables before they are taken to recycling centers. Recycling bins exist in various sizes for use in homes, offices, and large public facilities. Separate containers are often provided for paper, tin or aluminum cans, and glass or plastic bottles.

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

Arange of collection and outreach methods were tested in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles (City). The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) already collects recycling, green materials, and trash in a three-bin system from 750,000 customer accounts that include multifamily complexes of four units and under. In

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

Arange of collection and outreach methods were tested in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles (City). The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) already collects recycling, green materials, and trash in a three-bin system from 750,000 customer accounts that include multifamily complexes of four units and under. In

The Future of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

In short, the common theme of these articles is that recycling in the United States has stalled, and the situation is dire. How dire is it? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

This is the fourth article in the series. I will now pull the high points of the three previous articles together and include a look at the current state of MWFP around the country, and provide a few points of comparison of a hypothetical community: (1) using a single-stream materials

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Fifth Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Fifth Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit which envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced the launch of the fifth annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition. The competition, supported by national partner Recyclebank, runs from

National Trade Collaborative Publishes MRF Material Flow Study

National Trade Collaborative Publishes MRF Material Flow Study

July 9, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced today the publishing of the MRF Material Flow Study.

The study focused on the flow of specific packaging forms through several types of material recovery facilities (MRFs) to commodity bales; to be sold to end

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