Recycling is mandatory in Sullivan County, either with private haulers or direct drop off at transfer stations. This means recyclables MUST be separated from trash prior to discarding trash. Recycling saves not only natural resources and landfill space – it also saves you money! Please do your part. We make it easy with curbside pickup.
Is Single Stream Recycling available in Sullivan County?
Yes! Single Stream Recycling (or SSR for short) means that all “convenience recyclables” – metal (steel and aluminum) cans, glass bottles, plastic containers and paper – all get mixed together in one recycling bin at transfer stations or in curbside collection programs for easy handling. Please reuse plastic bags (or recycle at supermarkets) as these are not recyclable in the Single Stream program. Please note that Single Stream Recyclables – and garbage – MUST NEVER BE MIXED TOGETHER in the same container. Recyclables still must be kept separate from garbage to be in compliance with the County’s solid waste management regulations. Recently Sullivan County constructed a new facility that accepts SSR as a way to increase recycling by making it a very convenient thing to do. This facility opened in 2011. Please help us to help you by recycling as much as possible in Sullivan County! This new facility enables us to quickly and efficiently off load the collected wastes in a controlled environment out of the weather in a closed building. This procedure reduces odors and faster off loading means less truck idling time which improves air quality.
We at Thompson Sanitation are excited to be the front runner in Sullivan County recycling. We are the largest residential/commercial and institutional recycler in Sullivan County. We are sure that the easier method for recycling will increase the amount that everyone recycles. We stand ready to meet all your needs in solid waste removal for many years to come.
From residential and commercial trash and recycling systems, planning and pickups to construction and clean up roll off containers and compactors, Thompson has the knowledge and ability to do it all. Please call our offices for more information and assistance with any of these matters.
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- Q. What is Single Stream Recycling?
- A. Single Stream Recycling (SSR) is a convenient method of collecting many types of recyclables all together in one container. SSR consolidates recyclable paper, glass, plastic and metals for easy storage, collection and transport to recycling facilities for processing.
- Q. Does Single Stream really increase recycling?
- A. Yes—Double-digit recycling increases have been reported in communities that convert to Single Stream Recycling. Improved convenience means better compliance with mandatory recycling regulations—which means more recycling! Recycle and Save today!