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.

SWANA News

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SWANA Announces Winners of the 2017 Safety Awards
SWANA is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.

This year, SWANA expanded its Safety Awards program and selected winners based on SWANA’s 7

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,

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

Nearly every workday for 20 years, John Kellett parked his car along Pratt Street and walked across the downtown pedestrian bridge over the Jones Falls River toward his office aboard a vintage Coast Guard vessel. The USCGC Taney, permanently moored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was the headquarters of the Baltimore

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 recent months, there has been media attention directed on the “ills” of recycling in the US in both the solid waste industry press, as well as national reports published in mainstream publications such as Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal , and the Washington Post.

In short,

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

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