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Important Recycling Service Terms

Recycling services collect materials like metal, glass, paper, and plastic that can be broken down and reused. If you are looking to reduce the amount of waste your home or business produces, the following are some important recycling terms to know.

  • Scrap Metal – Scrap metals are metals that are left over from industrial production of that have been disposed of. Scrap metal often has significant monetary value and is collected by scrap metal businesses. Metals like steel and aluminum are collected and then melted down to be resold as wholesale products.
  • Resin Identification Code – A resin identification code is a number stamped on plastics to identify the type of polymer they consist of. These numbers are used to sort and process plastic waste so it can be recycled. Plastic waste can only be recycled together if it is made from the same polymers, so these codes are used to manage the recycling process.
  • Composting – Composting is a process of breaking down organic materials to make compost, which can be used as fertilizer. Many people who do home composting have some sort or compost bin or pile in their yard where they dispose of household organic waste. Rubbish will generally break down within a few months time in a compost bin.
  • Landfill – A landfill is a waste management facility where trash is dumped and then buried. Private trash services and municipal collectors take trash to a landfill to be sorted for processing or permanently disposed of.
  • Biodegradable – An item is biodegradable if it can be broken down by bacteria or other organic processes. Biodegradable products are more environmentally friendly because they can be broken down in landfills. Some materials targeted for wholesale recycling, like glass and plastic, either will not biodegrade or take a very long time to break down.
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    Washington, DC 20005
    Learn more about how recycling your daily items can make a big difference to our environment through our nationwide association. Dedicated to improving our environment through recycling initiatives.
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    Washington, DC 20007
    Find out more about how recycling is beneficial to both the environment and your household, too! Save money and the planet by joining our mission to increase recycling and decrease our carbon footprint.
     
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    Quantum Resource Recovery
    2700 Nw Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210
    Quantum Resource Recovery is a scrap metal and industrial plastic recycling company that serves Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.
    (503) 646-2427
    McFarlane's Bark Inc
    13345 Se Johnson Rd, Portland, OR 97222
    McFarlane's Bark since 1932 is a supplier of composte, bark dust, and planting soil. We also offer yard debris recycling. We recycle anything from branches, leaves and grass to concrete & rock.
    (503) 659-4240
    Portland Disposal & Recycling
    7202 Ne 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
    Portland Disposal & Recycling locally owned company offers residential and commercial garbage collection with full-line recycling, as well as clean up containers and drop boxes.
    (503) 281-8736
    Compaction & Recycling Equipment Inc
    4110 N 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97086
    Our professional company is here to handle all of your recycling needs. Specific areas we are knowledgeable on include composting, waste disposal, collection services, and more.
    (503) 252-0016
    Recycling Advocates
    6736 Po Box, Portland, OR 97228
    (503) 777-0909
    Seaport International
    4700 Sw Macadam Ave Ste 303, Portland, OR 97239
    (503) 916-8734
    Glm Enterprises Inc
    5319 Sw Westgate Dr Ste 258, Portland, OR 97221
    (503) 206-6488
    Eckert Fred J Sanitary Services Inc
    83807 Po Box, Portland, OR 97283
    (503) 286-6395
    Electronics Recycling
    100 Se Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    (503) 230-2157
    Cloudburst Recycling
    2223 N Randolph Ave, Portland, OR 97227
    (503) 281-8075
    Resource Recycling
    600 Se Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 233-1305
    Rerack
    2240 Ne Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 875-6055
    Free Geek
    1731 Se 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
    (503) 232-9350
    Metro
    600 Ne Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 797-1700
    Cloudburst Recycling Drop Box Service
    2223 N Randolph Ave, Portland, OR 97227
    (503) 281-6049


    Recycling is important in this day and age. That's why recycling services come in handy for recycling large amounts of materials at once. These companies handle lots of different materials, from paper and plastic to glass and aluminum. Other items, such as oil cans, foil, cartridges, and batteries, need to be disposed of properly, and these companies can achieve this. Depending on the size of the facility, some can handle large amounts of scrap, garbage, and trash. Others are smaller and provide smaller scale services. Many large communities have recycling centers, serving the greater district. Recycling services did not begin in this country until the 1970s, when basic paper recycling collection began. Today, communities are more environmentally conscious and most offer regular office and residential pickup of recycling products, such as paper, plastic, and glass. Conservation and waste management is at the forefront of our society today. Recycle services exist to help meet these demands, with the goal of properly disposing of waste and reusing recyclables like newspaper. This can include services such as waste management solutions, electronic recycling, pick-up, and more. Many recycling services are further categorized by type of recyclables, such as rubber, electronics, scrap metal, used commercial goods, and computers. This can also include household trash, and even compost. Still others collect and dispose of just the basics, such as glass, plastic, and paper. Business customers looking for recycle services can check the internet for local listings, ask others in the business, or visit a recycling center nearby to learn more.
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