What are the advantages to single stream?
Not only is single stream recycling more convenient, a wide variety of additional items can now be recycled and diverted from the County’s waste stream. Harford County has entered into a contract with Waste Management for the disposal of the recyclable material which will reduce the annual operating expenses by $400,000 per year. Additionally, single stream is more environmentally friendly since more disposed material will be put towards secondary uses and fewer vehicle emissions will be created since the trash collectors can compact the recyclables and carry more material per trip.

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1. What is single stream recycling?
2. Do I need trash collection in order to have curbside recycling collection?
3. How do I know what day of the week my recycling will be picked up by my trash collector?
4. Why doesn’t Harford County provide recycling containers to residents?
5. I was only provided with one recycling sticker to place on my container to designate it for recycling. What if I have more than one container?
6. Why can’t I recycle plastic bags at curbside? Where can they be recycled?
7. What type of plastics can I put out for recycling?
8. What happens to the paper, metal, glass, plastic and aluminum after it is collected from my house and how are they separated?
9. What do I do if I need more than one recycling container; is there a limit?
10. Can residents living in apartments and condominiums recycle?
11. Who do I call if my recycling wasn’t picked up?
12. Do I have to rinse my recyclables?
13. Do I have to take labels off of containers?
14. Why should we recycle when it’s easier just to landfill?
15. Will more people recycle now?
16. Do you have any drop off locations?
17. What do you charge to drop off recycling?
18. What are the advantages to single stream?
19. What exactly can I put into my single stream container?
20. Can I put grass clippings and tree limbs into my recycling container?
21. How can I reduce the amount of catalogs I receive in the mail?
22. Are coroplast (polypropylene) campaign signs recyclable?