Vail Honeywagon is proud to serve residential facilities and homeowners as their dedicated recycling partner. We care about a cleaner environment and are increasing our efforts to make recycling in your area easier and more convenient. Our offerings across our network include:
To help our customers continue to recycle as much as possible, we’ve developed a comprehensive overview on what you can recycle and how recycling works.
Recycling is when certain materials are collected, processed and made reusable. While not all materials can be recycled, most can. Trash & waste generate toxic chemicals and greenhouse gasses from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps the environment by reducing the overall amount of pollution caused by waste, landfills, etc.
Recycling first depends on people making the choice to do so. When recycling, it’s extremely important to clean every item beforehand. This prevents other materials from becoming contaminated while being transported to recycling facilities. When blue and green recycle bins are full, they are then collected by Vail Honeywagon at a curbside, multi-family dwelling, or depot.
Once materials are delivered to a recycling facility, or material recovery facility (MRF), they are sorted and organized by material types. Sorted materials are then inspected for final quality control clean-up before being baled (compressed) together and staged for sale to end markets.
Vail Honeywagon offers recycling services to help residents reduce waste and protect the environment. The primary recyclable items are glass bottles and jars, aluminum and tin cans, paper, cardboard, and plastic bottles, jugs and tubs.
Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills, and it also reduces the demand for new materials, which can save energy and resources. By recycling their unwanted items, residents can help to make a positive impact on the environment.
While some locations accept the recycling of materials such as paint, tires and even oil, in general these materials are not safe to place in recycle bins due to contamination of other materials. For these types of materials, please reach out to the closest recycling facility and ask about their capabilities.
Cartons & Paper Cups:
Glass Bottles & Jars:
Misc. Flexible Plastic Packaging:
When recyclable materials are organized, they are shipped off to different markets for processing into new raw materials.
Many of the most common items/materials - plastic bottles and papers - are recycled back to their original state/product. This effectively eliminates the ‘life cycle’ of these products, as they can continue to be recycled and reused. Other more complex materials that are recycled are used in creating totally new products, ranging from furniture to clothes.
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