Sorting through your recycling can be a hassle, and one that often dissuades homeowners from recycling in the first place. While it’s true that most recycling companies have a list of acceptable materials, it’s also true that many are only able to pick up certain materials — such as only plastics #1-2 — because of the limits of their method of recycling.

That’s where single stream recycling comes in. With single stream recycling, Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling is able to pick up plastics #1-7, along with many other recyclable materials. Here are some of the benefits to be gained from single stream recycling.

All in One Bin

The main benefit of single stream recycling is that homeowners are able to place all their recycling in one bin. Single stream recycling allows Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling to pick up more recycling materials than the competition, and homeowners don’t have to worry about sorting their recycling out or risking cross contamination. The materials are collected together and sorted at our recycling center, making it the most “user friendly” recycling method available.

More Incentive to Recycle

Without single stream recycling, many homeowners have to sort through and separate their household recycling so as not to cross-contaminate and ruin the batch. They may even have to drop recycling materials off at different centers. While some truly passionate about making the world a little greener might be willing to put in the effort, many homeowners are simply too busy and overwhelmed by this process. Because single stream recycling is so easy for the homeowner, more homeowners are willing to recycle, which promotes a greener community, and hopefully a greener earth.

Decreased Garbage

The more you’re able to recycle, the less you’ll have to worry about throwing in the garbage. Thus as your complimentary recycling bin fills up, your garbage bin is likely to be less weighed down. You’ll be able to literally see the impact single stream has on your carbon footprint, while being more efficient about your actual garbage.

Saves Collection Costs

Single stream recycling collection is simple: one bin empties into one truck which then drops off the load at one recycling facility. The streamlined (forgive the pun) process means that companies who use single stream recycling are able to save on collection costs. When cities adopt this method of recycling, it’s more affordable for the taxpayers. When you use a private company, your monthly subscription cost is lower because of this.

Excited to do your part to make your community a little greener but sometimes daunted by the idea of recycling? Single stream recycling makes it that much easier and more convenient for you, and thus for the community. With just a monthly subscription of $21.95 to Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling, you receive weekly trash pickup and one complimentary recycling bin. Contact us today for more information about our recycling method or to sign up for your own trash and recycling pickup.