Recycling

Recycling

Recycling Collection & Disposal
  • Recycling is the cornerstone of Interstate Waste Services’ commitment to environmental protection. It’s also an important service we offer to all our customers, whether large, small, industrial, retail, commercial, institutional or construction.
  • IWS environmental consultants work with customers to make their recycling efforts as effective as possible.
  • We maintain up-to-date information on federal, state and local guidelines to ensure that IWS services are provided in complete compliance with these ever changing guidelines.

Recycling Basics - The 3 Golden Rules of Recycling

This video highlights the 3 easy to remember rules of recycling to ensure all recyclable materials are usable, and do not end up in the landfill.

Recycling Facts

  • Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard.
  • Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.
  • Over 90% of all products shipped in the US are shipped in corrugated boxes, which totals more than 400 billion square feet of cardboard.
  • Nearly 80% of all retailers and grocers recycle their cardboard.
 
  • Five plastic bottles (PET) recycled provides enough fiber to create one square feet of carpet or enough fiber fill to fill one ski jacket.
  • Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
  • Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year.
 source: http://recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts
 

Single-Stream
Recycling Program

Single Stream makes recycling even easier! All acceptable items listed below can be placed into a single recycling bin and our state-of-the-art recycling center will do the sorting for you.
PLEASE make sure you DO NOT include any food waste or residual food waste with acceptable recycled items!

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

OK TO RECYCLE TOGETHER

PAPER

Newspapers, Magazines, Inserts, White and Colored Paper, Telephone Books, Junk Mail, Shredded Paper, Blueprints

 

FLATTENED CARDBOARD

Corrugated Boxes, Corrugated Cardboard

BOXBOARD

Egg Crates, Shoe Boxes, Cereal Boxes

 

GLASS

Rinsed Out Food and Beverage Containers

METAL

Clean Aluminum, Steel, Empty Tin Aerosol Cans

 

PLASTICS

All Plastic Containers #1 through #7

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

DO NOT INCLUDE

Absolutely No Food Waste
Styrofoam
Dirty Paper Towels
Hazardous Material Containers
Electronics
Mirrors
Ceramics
Appliances

 

Needles/Syringes
Dishes
Wires
Pyrex Dish Ware
Window Glass
Carbon Paper
Light Bulbs
Batteries
Used Tissues

REMEMBER... ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD WASTE!

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