Residential Recycling

Go Green! has become almost a sports-fan type of rallying cry in our society. Recycling is just one of the ways we partner with our customers to contribute to a “greener” environment. Putting our commitment to environmental stewardship into practice began in earnest in 1990 with recycling 40 tons each day.

Today, we collect and process recyclables from over 30 communities and our Diversified Recycling Material Recovery Facility handles more than 600 tons per day.

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Printable Recycling Guide

Wendy the Waste Truck

200_wendywastetruckhomewoodWe have one of the largest mascots in the country! Wendy the Waste Truck is big on education, too, working with schools and civic groups to reduce, reuse and recycle.

What Can I Recycle?

glass icon Pizza boxes aren’t recyclable? (Sorry, they’re not!) Part of recycling effectively involves knowing what can and cannot be recycled. Learn more from our handy hints or the Hard to Handle section.

The Results of Your Recycling

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Each week you’re careful to recycle what you can and what our facility is able to accept. But what exactly happens to the paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, tin and aluminum cans you toss in your bin? All of the material collected is sorted by type through a series of screens, hand sorters, and optical sorting machines at our state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility. Huge bales of material are then picked up or transported to various companies to be made into everything from new paper to new carpet.

Businesses can also participate in recycling through our WeSort recycling program.

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