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What is Single Stream Recycling?

Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a single bin or cart for recycling. These recyclables are collected by a single truck and taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be sorted into various commodity streams for sale to markets, where it is processed into feedstock which can be used in the manufacture of new products.


You can implement a single-stream recycling system for your workplace where all newspapers, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc are placed in a single bin or dumpster for recycling.


For assistance with recycling service, education, and signage contact Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s Let’s Stop Waste at Work Program


Learn how to establish a waste reduction and recycling program using this guide


Tip: Your waste hauler usually gets the right of first refusal for recycling service – the three main recycling haulers in Hamilton County are Rumpke, Republic, and Best Way.
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