For over half a century, B-P Trucking, Inc. has specialized in effective waste management solutions for home and business owners. Our family-owned and -operated company is proud to provide residential recycling services in Ashland and surrounding areas of Massachusetts. Our single-stream recycling program requires no sorting by you. Just place everything you’re recycling (plastics, papers, metals, etc.) into your recycling cart at your curb the night before collection day, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve streamlined our home recycling services to make it quick and easy for you to recycle at home!
Also referred to as mixed recycling, single-stream recycling makes up most of Massachusetts’ recycling efforts today because of its cost efficiency and convenience. In this program, many types of recyclable materials are collected together in a single recycling cart for processing at a nearby material recovery facility. Our state’s single-stream recycling program accepts the following non-hazardous items:
Unacceptable items include plastic bags, soiled paper or cardboard products, plastics without a number, Styrofoam cups or packing materials, light bulbs, soiled tin cans, juice boxes or pouches, ceramic dishes or dinnerware, windowpane or windshield glass, mirrors, and sheet glass. Download our Residential Single-Stream Recycling Guide for more details about what’s acceptable in this recycling program.
Single-stream recycling programs benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution, and fuel waste, while conserving more valuable natural resources. They also benefit Ashland residents by making home recycling services more convenient than ever. You won’t have the hassle of sorting your recyclable items by category, nor do you have to transport your items to a recycling facility. All recyclable materials are placed in one convenient recycling cart and collected by B-P Trucking, Inc. We have 32-, 64-, and 96-gallon trash and recycling carts available to accommodate your specific needs. You’ll save time and money, thanks to our innovative single-stream recycling program!
Once we collect your recyclables, they’re transported to the nearest material recovery facility. Here, they’re sorted via manual, mechanical, or magnetic means until they can be processed into raw manufacturing materials and sold to create new products. Single-stream recycling initiatives keep recyclables as clean as possible to minimize contamination as they’re being processed. Broken glass, shredded paper, or loose bottle caps usually slip through machinery gaps and are collected as residue to be disposed of properly afterward. However, material recovery facilities were designed to sort and process acceptable materials only. Unacceptable items, such as plastic bags, may become tangled inside the sorting equipment, jeopardizing recycling facility workers’ safety and increasing the program’s costs if repairs are needed. This is why it’s critical not to include unacceptable items in your recycling carts.
If you follow these helpful tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of single-stream recycling in no time:
Are you interested in learning more about our residential recycling services in the Ashland area? Contact us with any questions or concerns about how single-stream recycling works. Other services we offer include construction and demolition waste removal services, transfer stations, residential trash services, commercial recycling programs, and so much more. In business since 1965, we’re dedicated to exceeding your waste management needs with our innovative, cost-effective solutions. Talk to us today!