Recycling more is a worthy goal–for homeowners, businesses and communities. Today, we’re North America’s largest residential recycler, managing almost 14 million tons of material that is recycled or reused each year. It’s a story we can all take pride in.
We are committed to making recycling easier, more efficient and more productive. Single-stream recycling, where all recyclables are mixed together in one collection bin, is perhaps the best example of that philosophy in action. In addition to being easy on consumers and businesses, this approach delivers added efficiency by reducing vehicle miles for collection trucks and related tailpipe emissions.
In recent years, we have purchased more than a million tons of additional recycling capacity, much of which is designed to expand our single-stream service area.