Single-Stream Recycling

Why Should I use Hometown Disposal’s Single Stream Program?

recycledRecycling is beneficial for the planet we live on and for your home. Hometown Disposal provides the most comprehensive recycling services for your household needs and is continuously developing our recycling technologies to make recycling easy, efficient, and cost-effective for all parties involved.

 

 

  • All recyclables go in ONE 96-gallon cart provided by Hometown Disposal
  • Convenient curbside monthly pick-up at your home
  • No more hassle of loading your recycling in your vehicle & taking it to your local drop off
  • We accept more materials for recycling than your current drop off or curbside program

 

You Can Now Place All These Recyclables in ONE BIN!

1-7 Plastics

  • drink bottles
  • yogurt cups
  • detergent bottles
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cardboard
  • Color Paper
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Envelopes (windows O.K.)
  • Egg Cartons
  • File Folders
  • Glass Jars & Bottles
  • Hard & Soft Cover Books
  • Juice & Milk Cartons
  • Junk Mail (window O.K.)
  • Newspaper/Inserts
  • Magazines/Brochures
  • Juice & Milk Cartons

Paperboard Boxes

  • cereal boxes
  • snack boxes
  • pizza boxes
  • Phones Book/Catalogs
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Soda Bottles
  • Pots & Pans
  • School Papers
  • Small Metals
  • Tin Cans

Non-Acceptable Items

  • Shredded Paper
  • Drinking glasses
  • Frozen food, ice cream or frozen juice containers
  • Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
  • Light bulbs, plates or vases
  • Mirrors, ceramics or Pyrex
  • Napkins
  • Needles
  • Paper to-go containers
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic 6-pack holders
  • Shredded Paper
  • Plastics other than those listed
  • Scrap metal
  • Stickers or sheets of address labels (affixed address labels & stamps are OK)
  • Styrofoam
  • Syringes
  • Tissues
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Waxed paper
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Windows
  • Plastic microwave trays

About our Materials Recovery Facility

conveyor When recycling really started to take off  in the 1990s, environmentally-conscious citizens had to sort their recyclables into separate bins for paper, plastic, glass (by color), and aluminum cans. Changing to single-stream recycling updated the collection and processing system and allowed the addition even more new materials to the list of recyclables accepted; more types of plastic, more kinds of paper, including junk mail and coated paper. And, most conveniently, all recycleables went into the same bin.

facilitiesAfter we collect your recyclables, they are taken to our Materials Recovery Facility to be sorted, cleaned and processed. The recyclables are loaded onto a conveyer belt and separated using different methods; iron-based metals are lifted from the belt magnetically; paper is separated from the line with puffs of air, and so on. Each type of recycleable material is then processed into its basic element to be used as raw material in the manufacture of new products.

Recovered materials are only fully recycled when the new products made from them are bought and used. Thousands of products contain recycled content. Recovered glass may be used in asphalt paving. Recovered plastic may be used in innumerable ways including carpeting, laundry detergent bottles, jacket insulation and park benches.