Team Waste Recycling Information

How Team Waste Recycles

Team Waste realizes the need for waste reduction.

When working with municipalities and residences, we encourage having curbside recycling available- if cost will allow. If cost will not allow for each home to recycle, we work with municipalities on community recycling drop-off locations. We currently have recycling roll-offs in several locations.

Items that are recyclable are the following:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper/Paper/Magazines/Mail
  • Food Boxes (without food on them)
  • Tin/Aluminum cans (rinsed out)
  • Plastic jars, jugs and drink bottles (rinsed out and empty)

 

When working with business, we encourage recycling as a means of breaking down boxes and maximizing space or merely doing your eco-part and reducing the amount of trash that is being sent to the landfill.

Currently, recycling commodities are not worth as much as they used to be. It is not currently the cheapest option of waste disposal. It’s important to remember to recycle to extend the lives of landfills and this is how we promote recycling with our customers or people asking about having recycling.
How You Recycle

Team Waste’s goal is to help make recycling more readily available in all areas of life. Recycling will not be something you just do at home or at work. We want to work to encourage all customers to incorporate it into their solid waste plan to provide consistency in recycling so people can recycle everywhere they go.

We also want to help educate the public on what can and cannot be recycled to help prevent contamination.

YOU CAN RECYCLE: Plastics (includes bottles, jars and jugs), Newspaper, Paper/Paper Products, Cardboard, Cartons, Mail, File Folders, Aluminum & Metal Cans and Foil.

YOU CANNOT RECYCLE: Plastic grocery/shopping bags, shredded paper, smashed cans, scrap metal, hazardous waste, diapers/bio-waste, Styrofoam/non-recyclable plastic, glass, frozen food containers, Glass of any color (By Contract with Transfer Vendor).  Helpful Tips:

  1. Make sure bottles, containers, cans are empty – no liquid or food residue.
  2. Do not put recyclables in a plastic bag/garbage bag and then place them in recycling bin/container. They will get clogged in the assembly line at the MRF.
  3. Aerosol cans are not recyclable.
  4. In some places, glass is not recyclable.
  5. The plastic wrap around a case of water bottles is not recyclable. The cardboard at the bottom is. Please do not throw the entire thing in a recycling bin.
  6. Books with binding on the spine are not recyclable. Magazines, brochures and like items are recyclable.

We work with our customers on providing recycling at events and public places that may not factor recycling in when thinking about disposal of trash.