Single stream is leading-edge technology that eliminates the need to separate recyclables by category for collection. The benefits of single stream are increased participation in recycling which means less waste in our waste streams. National statistics show that single-sort recycling systems result in more recycling.
Why? Because it’s so much easier for residents, there is no sorting and requires less time.
Instead of separating recyclables by type, simply combine all glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastics #1-7 into one recycling container.