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Recycling Services & Detailed Recycling Information

These days, it seems everyone is interested in what they can do to become “more green.” At Lawrence Waste Services, we offer recycling options that include frontload containers, large commercial roll off containers and fully installed compaction systems. Based on the volume of recyclable materials that you generate, we have individual recycling programs for various materials including:

      • Cardboard
      • Newspaper
      • Mixed Office Paper
      • Electronic Waste
      • Metals
      • Glass
      • Plastics
      • Bottles & Cans
      • Hard Plastics
      • Styrofoam
      • Mattresses
      • Tires
      • Pallets & Clean Wood
      • Grass, Leaves, & Brush
      • Stumps & Logs
      • Asphalt, Brick & Concrete
      • Marble & Granite
      • Roofing Shingles
      • Food Waste
      • And Many More!

We also offer Single Stream recycling. This way, customers can recycle without having to separate many of their recyclable materials into separate containers, making recycling much simpler! Contact us to setup a meeting to learn more about our mixed recycling options today.

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Keeping recycling materials out of the waste stream is a huge priority. However, the pricing of commodities has plummeted over the past few years. Starting in 2018, China’s National Sword Policy was a game changer. It limited the type of recyclables that they accepted. More importantly, it requires all recycling shipped there to be at least 99.5% clean! Following that policy roll out, trade wars have added tariffs to the cost of shipping recycling to China as well. Today, the result is now recycling certain items, including single stream in many cases, costs even more than waste!.

As a result, making sure that our recycling is both clean and free of contamination has become more important than ever. Did you know that one of the biggest causes of contamination is simply having your recycling placed in bags in your dumpster!? We believe that education and communication is key to developing an effective and successful recycling program. That is why we partnered together with Recycle Across America to help us develop the mixed recycling guidelines above to help make our recycling plans a success. Learn more about this amazing organization here!

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If you are still confused about exactly what can and cannot go in your recycling bin, don’t worry you are not alone and we have the solutions to help! The exact recycling specifics are a little different based on the state that you are in. Massachusetts customers can find out whether an item can go in their mixed recycling container by using the following link. Our Rhode Island customers can find out whether an item can go in their mixed recycling container by using the following link here.

Interested in becoming “more green”? Why not have a LEED Accredited Professional from Lawrence Waste Services conduct a site visit to your office building or facility to find a way to maximize your recycling options to help save our environment! The United States Green Building Council is a leader in the green movement. We have experience in working with companies that are looking to pursue various levels of certification under the different LEED rating systems. You can learn more about the USGBC and LEED.

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With the recycling markets and regulations tightening, having industry experts on your side is more important than ever! At Lawrence Waste Services, we’re here to help. Simply call us today for a free recycling consultation. We can give you the answers that you need, to help you navigate the evolving recycling market.

Recycling and sustainable living is our future!

Courtesy of Weston Media Center & The Field School