Users' questions

Why is it important to separate recyclables?

Why is it important to separate recyclables?

Why do we separate our recyclable materials into different bins? We separate our materials so that each commodity can go directly to a recycler that can process each type. Separating brings in revenue for the college as well as making it easier for the recycling location to accept and process the materials.

Should you separate your recycling?

There’s no need to wash or crush your recyclables. Just separate your aluminum, glass, and plastic containers in different bags or bins, and head for the recycling center.

How do you separate papers for recycling?

The first step to recycle paper is to separate it by grade. It is then baled and shipped to a mill, where the paper is cleaned to remove ink, adhesives and non-paper products (like plastic windows in envelopes or staples). The resulting pulp is dried and rolled, then sent off to make new paper products.

Can glass be recycled with plastic?

Recycled beverage containers, like aluminum cans or plastic and glass bottles, can be recycled in curbside recycling bins or redeemed for California Refund Value (CRV) at a local buyback center. Learn more about the CRV program, or find nearby recycling centers.

Why do we have to separate our recycling?

Multi-stream recycling is often seen as more inconvenient and registers lower recycling rates because residents have to separate their recycling. However, the processed material from multi-stream facilities tends to be cleaner (and therefore, more valuable) because there’s less chance for contamination.

How to separate recyclables from recycleables on the bottom?

Rinse glass, plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans – yes, foil can be recycled too – wipe any debris off beforehand. Look to this article here to see what plastics you can actually recycle – Recycling Number on the Bottom of Plastics. Typically, don’t recycle unmarked plastics. Separation time!

Why is it important to separate waste with ecobin?

Ecobin is passionate about our planet, and that is why we specialise in waste stream management and offer a large range of easy to understand recycling bins and educational posters to ensure that everyone can dispose of their waste and recycling super responsibly!

Why is segregated waste better to dispose of?

If this happens, you could face a fine, your waste contractor could refuse the waste or you could be charged more for them to deal with it. Segregated waste is also often cheaper to dispose of because it does not require as much manual or mechanical sorting as mixed waste.

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