What is Single Stream Recycling?

Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclable materials—fiber (newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper, catalogs, magazines and junk mail) and containers (glass, steel, aluminum and plastic)—are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and sorted by state-of-the-art processing equipment at a regional recycling center.

You are no longer required to separate paper and containers, making curbside recycling much more convenient. And because paper and cardboard no longer need to be separated, residents don’t need brown-paper bags in which to pack them.

Sweitzer was the first shoreline trash & recycling collector to provide curbside pick-up customers with free 96 gallon wheeled cans to make it easier, cleaner and neater for you to recycle more. This makes it easier for Sweitzer customers to help keep our planet green!

Click here to find out what you can recycle.