It is more and more common to see recycling programs in communities throughout the nation. Recycling programs are steadily being implemented in more towns and business across the country. If your town or businesses is not currently part of a program, either with scheduled pickups of recycling containers or routine trips to a waste center, getting one started can greatly benefit the community — and the world as a whole.
A common complaint against many programs was the inconvenience of sorting waste between regular trash receptacles and recycling bins. However, that problem has been long since corrected with today’s designs in recycling bins and recycling containers.
Multi-compartment recycling containers allow for easy, instant sorting at the point of waste disposal. Homeowners and small business offices have been using nesting, stackable, and clip-on recycling containers to handle their sorting needs as well.
Many people who still claim that programs are inconvenient are most likely not aware of today’s recycling bins and are thinking of old recycling containers that were just regular trash receptacles painted blue. Plus, many programs are now single-stream, meaning that there is no need for sorting waste into separate recycling bins prior to disposal.
Landfills are slowly filling up and more and more people are coming to realize that we can’t just bury our trash forever. The impact of recycled materials on the environment as a whole is tremendous. Goods made from recycled materials do not deplete our natural resources, reduce our dependence on foreign materials and energy, and help stimulate economic activity.
With so many benefits, recycling programs will continue to expand through more cities and towns and businesses of all sizes.