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Outlook 2013: Waste haulers embracing single-stream recycling

Advantage Disposal employees Gary Crandall, right, and James Allen work along Alexander Drive in Rotterdam Junction.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Advantage Disposal employees Gary Crandall, right, and James Allen work along Alexander Drive in Rotterdam Junction.
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Throwing empty soup cans and old newspapers into the same recycling container has vastly increased recycling rates throughout the Capital District, garbage collectors said. Many companies have recently switched to single-stream recycling, saying it reduces the amount of trash they must haul away and saves them money on gasoline, since they don’t have to run three or four separate trucks to pick up paper, containers, electronics and trash separately. The new system has become so ...


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