Single Stream Recycling
On Jan 2, 2004, St. Joseph County households may use a single recycling bin for all their recyclable materials. The Single Stream curbside recycling program allows for the collection of all recyclable materials, containers and paper fiber all mixed together. This gives the hauler the option to collect all the recyclable materials together in a single compartment collection vehicle.
Single stream collection allows a greater quantity of recyclable materials to be picked up at a faster collection rate. The processing technology used by our vendor successfully separates, recovers, and markets all recyclable materials collected from 'single stream' collection programs.
The following common types of containers are accepted: