Single stream recycling allows commercial and residential “green initiative” recyclers to dispose of all recyclables into a single bin, regardless of material type. Everyone could use an extra minute in his or her day. Eliminating the need to sort your recyclables into separate bins by material type will make your recycling efforts easier and time efficient.
Here’s a rundown of what acceptable and prohibited items for WilliWaste’s single stream recycling program:
Newspapers and inserts
Magazines / brochures
Paperboard boxes (cereal, egg cartons)
Phone books / catalogs
Hard and soft cover books
White and color paper
Envelopes (window ok)
Multi 3 ply paper
Aluminum foil (clean, balled)
Aluminum pots and pans (clean)
Rinsed White, Green and brown glass
Rinsed Tin cans
Rinsed Aluminum cans
Rinsed Juice and milk cartons
Rinsed Plastic milk jugs
Rinsed Plastic soda bottles
7 plastic tubs
Screw top jars
Empty aerosol cans
Plastic buckets and crates (clean)
All other non-
Wax paper, soiled paper, soiled napkins, pet food bags & dryer sheets, shredded paper
Non Bottled Plastics (Examples: Garden hose, trash & zip lock bags, cereal box bags, bubble wrap, potato chip bags, single cheese wrappers,
Styrofoam, coolers, straws, silverware
Soiled aluminum foil, soiled tin cans
Soiled pizza boxes & soiled cardboard (examples: Grease, mold, paint)
glass, plated glass, windshield glass, ceramics, candle glass, drinking glass
Unacceptable Items Miscellaneous
Pillows, clothing items, furniture, sheet rock, wood, yard waste,
electronics, needles & syringes
How Is Single Stream Waste Sorted?
Willimantic Waste Paper sorts single stream waste using its state-of-the-art Bollegraaf single stream system, which is designed and built around the unique needs and requirements of the community and specific materials it recycles. At a rate of over 25 tons per hour, this system processes and separates all recyclables into sellable end products. Our team of environmentally motivated employees collects from your home, business, and other municipalities in Connecticut.
Going Green Has Never Been Easier
Making an effort to go green and improve your recycling efforts will benefit both your personal health, as well as the world around you. Our Connecticut curbside recycling services work parallel with your efforts to create a cleaner and healthier environment. Together we can more efficiently create a more enjoyable community.
Learn more about our single stream recycling services and additional green initiatives today! Contact us here!