What is single stream recycling?

Single-stream recycling seems is simple. You all of your paper, plastic or metal—into your cart or bin. The City contractor comes and takes that cart or bin away. It gets taken to the American Recycling Center where it gets separated through a series of screens, magnets and sorters. Once everything is sorted, it gets baled (like hay) and then sent on to companies who use the materials to make new things like: carpeting, insulation, tissue, greeting cards and lots of other items made from recycled materials. Click here for a great video that shows you how it's done.

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Q: What do I need to do with trash and recycling when we have snow or bad weather?
Q: Why recycle?
Q: What is single stream recycling?
Q: Will the trash schedule change for the holidays?
Q: When is the next computer/TV drop-off scheduled?
Q: Does the City collect televisions and computer monitors at the curb?
Q: Does the City provide for a large item or bulk waste collection?
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about trash, recycling, yard waste or hard to dispose of items?
Q: What is the Courtesy Truck?
Q: Does the City have places to recycle cardboard?
Q: Is there another place in the City that accepts recyclables?
Q: I use the codes on my plastic to recycle. What numbers does the City take?
Q: Why doesn't the City accept Styrofoam in recycling?
Q: Why can't plastic bags and plastic film be collected with recycling?
Q: My trash, yard waste or recycling keeps getting missed ...