Single Stream Recycling

Single stream recycling refers to a system in which all collected recyclables are mixed together in 1 collection truck instead of being sorted into separate commodities by the resident and handled separately throughout the collection process.

Advantages of Single Stream Recycling
  • More convenient for residents because it requires no sorting of items.
  • Collection routes can be serviced more efficiently by eliminating the need for multi-vehicle utilization.
  • All recycling is placed in 1 container.
  • More types of items can be recycled.
  • Encourages more residents to recycle.