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Single Stream

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SingleStreamRecycling.jpgWhat is single stream recycling?

Single stream recycling allows both residential and commercial recyclers to place all recyclables into one bin, regardless of material type. Because separating recyclables into two different bins is not required, recycling is easier for the consumer and increases participation throughout the community.

What are the benefits of a single stream system?

Recyclables no longer need to be sorted. Instead, recycling may be placed in the same bin. Simplifying the process results in higher consumer participation, more recyclables collected, and less waste in our landfills. And, automation makes us more efficient while increasing worker safety.

How is single stream waste sorted?

Willimantic Waste Paper sorts single stream waste using its state-of-the-art Bollegraaf single stream system, which is designed and built around the unique needs and requirements of the community and specific materials it recycles. At a rate of over 25 tons per hour, this system processes and separates all recyclables into sellable end products, such as newspaper, mixed paper, ferrous cans, aluminum cans, soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, and #3 - #7 bottles and glass.

How does it work?

Willimantic Waste Paper collects single stream recyclables from residences, businesses and municipalities in Connecticut and parts of New England. Once collected, materials are delivered to our Recycling Facility located at Recycling Way in Willimantic, CT, to be processed in our single stream sorting system.