Dual Stream versus Single Stream recycling?

East Longmeadow participates in dual stream recycling. Although single stream is convenient, mixing everything together leads to wet paper and bits of broken glass that can't be sorted. For the many cities that have now switched to single-stream with the goal of increasing their capture rates, these rising costs have been an unwelcome result. Single-stream wins in volume, but it sacrifices in quality and that costs our town more money. In December our town received $8 per ton for recyclables. Single stream communities received $0.

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1. Where can I bring tires?
2. What do I do with styrofoam?
3. What time will my trash and recycling be picked up?
4. What do I do with wire hangers?
5. Where can I dispose of latex paint?
6. Where do our recyclables go?
7. What happens to the materials that aren’t recyclable? Don’t they just get recycled anyway?
8. What effects do waste prevention and recycling have on global warming?
9. How does recycling save energy?
10. Where does my trash go?
11. Are pizza boxes recyclable?
12. Do I need to clean my containers?
13. Why can't I put my recyclables in a plastic bag to be put out on the curb?
14. What can I do with bubble wrap?
15. What can I do with plastic bags?
16. Dual Stream versus Single Stream recycling?