American Disposal Service is going green. NOTE: Service area is limited, but we are planning to expand over time.
Single Stream recycling, which A.D.S will be using, allows customers to put all their recycling in a single container that is then transferred to a recycling center and separated by a team of specialists. Please note that the recyclables CANNOT be bagged.
Pros of Single Stream Recycling:
One container for all recycling materials.
You should not bag your recycling, just chuck it in the bin.
No separation is required. If it’s accepted, throw it in the same container.
Cons of Single Stream Recycling:
Contamination ruins the entire load
If an unaccepted material or trash ends up in the bin, the entire load must be disposed of at a landfill for contamination
Most people are unfamiliar with the fact that different facilities accept different materials.
Contamination is the biggest problem facing current recycling practices today. People throw in things they shouldn’t, like grease-soaked cardboard, plastic bags, or paint cans, and then the entire load needs to be dumped. If it ends up at the recycling center, all pieces in proximity to the contamination can be removed as well, causing slowdowns and strain on the facility. It’s incredibly important you know what you can recycle and what you can’t.
ACCEPTED: Plastic Recycling Includes all CLEANED plastic bottles and jars #1 thru #7: soft drink bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, FLATTENED cartons, etc. Check the bottom of the container. If you see the recycling symbol with a #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 in the center, it is acceptable.
ACCEPTED: Metal Recycling Includes aluminum cans, pie and baking pans, tin cans, steel food containers, EMPTY aerosol cans, and lids. Metal beverage cans, baking tins, foil, and food containers are also included in this material category. All items must be CLEAN OF FOOD.
ACCEPTED: Cardboard Recycling Includes corrugated cardboard, shipping boxes, cereal and dry food boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, moving boxes, detergent boxes, soda/beer cartons, and paper towel/toilet tissue rolls. All boxes MUST BE FLATTENED for proper disposal.
ACCEPTED: Paper Recycling Includes newspapers, inserts, labels, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, manila folders, letterhead, notebook paper (no backings), computer paper, envelopes (with windows), coupon books, index cards, calendars, and brown paper bags.
ACCEPTED: Glass recycling Includes bottles and jars. Lids must be removed from the container and separated before being placed inside the container. All liquid and food waste must be removed before being recycled.
DO NOT RECYCLE: Styrofoam, window glass and mirrors, electronic waste (TVs and computers), motor oil containers, yard waste, chemical containers, shredded paper, plastic bags, ceramics or dishes, food waste, scrap metal, monitors.