Benefits of Commercial Single Stream Recycling


Did you know your company can save money on waste hauling charges? DIVERSION is the key. Companies large and small in any business sector - whether manufacturing or distribution, wholesale or retail, eduction or tourism and more - CAN PROFIT by moving every ounce of weight away from the trash cans and into single-stream recycling bins. You may find you don't even need trash cans anymore


How do you save?

  • Because there are two charges when getting rid of solid waste: the hauling charge and a tipping fee at the landfill. Tip fees vary depending on the part of the country, but nationwide they average about $45/ton.
  • But there's only one charge in disposing of single stream recycling: the hauling charge. The reduced tipping fee equals lower overhead. 
So the more you can recycle by weight and volume, the more money you save. And there's a LOT of room to save money; nationwide, businesses only recycle an average of 25% of the waste they generate. 

What should you divert to your single-stream bin? Basically, everything paper, plastic, and metal. Even LDPE (plastic film and shrink wrap) and EPS (foam packing and insulation) can be recycled. (Check with your recycling partner for their guidelines.)

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Once you've made the committment to increase your revenue by decreasing your waste, what do you do? Click here to read about how to handle your commercial single-stream recycling.  

If you generate over 5,000 lbs per month of cardboard or paper or over 2,000 pounds of LDPE or LLDPE per month, you can earn cash back on those commodities. Learn more about optimizing your recycling program by clicking below to read our free, no-obligation report:

7 Proven Ways to Increase Recycling Revenue