Waste Reduction and Management
Implement Single-Stream Recycling

What Is It?

Single-stream recycling refers to collecting all recyclables, such as paper and plastics, into one stream. Materials are collected and disposed of together, to be sorted later at the recycling center.


Using just one collection bin for all of the recyclable materials can increase the ease and convenience of recycling and encourage businesses to participate. Single-stream also frees up a bin for composting materials. More importantly, single-stream recycling requires only one collection run, reducing the costs of collection as well as the associated pollution from collection vehicles.

  • Read More¬†about the benefits of single-stream recycling.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Single-Stream Recycling Providers in Boston


In The News