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Recycling and Timely Waste Removal – An Effective Combo

by Waste Dis Waste Disposal and Removal

The process of waste removal is followed by safe waste disposal and this disposal is done in a number of ways. One of them is recycling that experts say is by far the most effective method. But the problem is that people have different confusions and questions regarding this process. This sounds quite justified too because this process has still not become a household thing and common people are still far, far away from the in-depth details of this proves. The most common questions that people have in their minds are –

What Is Recycling?

  •  Is it really beneficial for the environment?
  •  I've seen headlines that recycling isn't cost-effective. What does that mean?
  • Can recycling help my business?
  • What's the difference between single-stream and clean-stream recycling?
  • ·What can be recycled?
  • ·What can NOT be recycled?
  • Why can't I put plastic bags in my recycling bin?
  • What should I do with my pizza box?
  • Are clothes and shoes recyclable?
  • The arrows on a plastic container mean it is recyclable, right?
  • ·What happens after they collect the items from my recycling bin?
  • What can be made from the stuff in my recycling bin?

Here in this article, we will be attempting to answer as many questions as possible, beginning with "WHAT IS RECYCLING".

What Is Recycling?

This term is used to define a process of collecting items that were thrown away, thinking that they are useless or nothing short of garbage. From the process of waste removal, these items are collected, processed and then, used in making new products or using them wherever possible.

Is It Really Beneficial To The Environment?

The short answer to this is "yes", the process is immensely effective for human beings as well as the nature. Several studies have concluded unanimously that the process of recycling conserves energy as well as our natural resources. For example – cardboard recycling done by a rubbish removal company will use only 3/4th of the energy needed in new cardboard manufacturing. In other words, more energy is needed to produce cardboard from a tree than what is required to manufacture it using recycled materials.

Recycling Isn’t Cost-Effective. What Does That Mean?

This has been a debate ever since this concept came into being and gained some powering the sector of bulk waste removal. The fact is that in actual, it all comes down to how much it costs to collect, transport, sort, break down, and reform into new products. This would also involve the supply and demand of the materials. As far as the cost is concerned, it can be said that a well-run and a well-managed recycling program would be much cost-effective and this would mainly depend upon the material to be recycled. For example – Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely and takes as much as 95% less energy to produce products than using virgin material. Here are items that are widely accepted in recycling programs:

  • Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Brochures
  • Magazines
  • Flattened cardboard
  • ·Boxes
  • File folders
  • Poster board
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Milk cartons
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs, cups
  • Milk jugs
  • Soda bottles
  • Water bottles
  • Shampoo/soap/detergent bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Tin cans
  • Scrap metal

What Can’t Be Recycled?

Here is a general list of items typically NOT accepted in recycling agency's programs:

  • Appliances
  • Aerosol cans that aren’t empty
  • Batteries
  • Bubble wrap
  • Broken glass
  • Bowling balls
  • Christmas lights
  • Wire coat hangers
  • Diapers
  • Electrical cords
  • Electronics
  • Food waste
  • Food wrap
  • Garden hoses
  • Needles
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Styrofoam
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubber balls
  • Sports equipment
  • Stuffed animals
  • Syringes
  • Razor blades
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Yard waste



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