09 Jan '12, 10am

Can I really put all my recyclables in one bin? @AskUmbra sorts it out:

Can I really put all my recyclables in one bin? @AskUmbra sorts it out:

It seems that commingled recycling could not be as efficient as separated recycling. Although I am aware that it increases the percentage of garbage that is recycled, I wonder if there is any reason to separate my waste and find an old-fashioned recycling center that accepts it. Michael K. Adelphi, Md. A. Dearest Michael, This here is one of those Hot Topics that is causing entire industries to foam at the mouth, while the rest of us merrily go about our business -- sort of like the wood vs. plastic pallet punchfest . On behalf of the recycling industry, I hereby present The Great Commingled Collection Kerfuffle. A bit of backstory: In commingled (or single-stream) collection, people toss all of their recyclables into one bin, then waste haulers toss it into one truck. Sorting occurs at a materials recovery facility (MRF), which then sends bales of our shredded, crushed ca...

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