The New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling Authority transfer station receives Single-stream (also known as “fully commingled,” “single-sort,” or “mixed”) recycling which refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the collectors into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process.

In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).

Recycling Begins with You!

In Connecticut, all households, businesses, and industry’s must recycle. IT’S THE LAW!  Everyone must recycle the items mandated on the State’s designated recycling list Section 22a-208v and Section 22a-256a of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 22a-241b.


Recycling’s Impact on Greenhouse Gases

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