Posted Jun. 19, 2014 @ 12:05 pm
By Wicked Local Staff
No need to put out two recycling containers if all your paper, cardboard, cans, bottles and plastics will fit in one.
Thanks to new technology and new trucks, beginning July 1 all household recycles can now go in the same. In the recycling world, the term is “single stream.” The sorting technology and workers in the sorting plants do the separation, with conveyor belts carrying each type of recyclable to a different place.
According to the Department of Public Works, residents who don’t recycle say it’s because it’s too much trouble for them to sort their recyclables and that the bins take up too much room with paper and junk mail in one bin and everything else in another. Now, says the DPW, there is absolutely no excuse not to take part. And recycling is mandatory.
One option is to use a trash barrel with a “Recycle” bumper sticker — available at DPW at no cost — on it. Those who want to use a recycling bin should put newspapers in a bag on top of the bin to prevent paper goods from blowing around.
Mandatory recycling get recyclables out of the trash and therefore out of the incinerator in Saugus where the city pays an additional fee for every ton of trash taken there