Recycling

Residential Recycling

Doing what is right for the environment is not always easy. It is hard to find the time to get to a recycling facility and sorting plastics, metals and paper into separate bins is time consuming.

Abe’s Trash makes life easier for you by providing curbside recycling pickup services. In many areas, we provide single-stream recycling which allows our customers to put all their recyclables into one bin without sorting.

You have an easy way to reduce your impact on the environment, and we can divert these materials from going into a landfill. Together we can turn your recyclables into something new.

Customers can use an 18 gallon bin or a 95 gallon cart for recycling.

Recycling

Instead of throwing recyclable materials in with your trash simply put them in a bin, place curb side on recycling collection day. You do not have to worry about sorting them.
Recycling diverts waste from being landfilled or incinerated This conserves energy since it takes less energy to produce new products from recycled materials and saves natural resources that sometimes cannot be replaced.

Acceptable Recyclables:

  • Aluminum and Tin: Rinse containers
  • Aerosol Cans and Paint Cans: Must be empty
  • Paper: newspaper, magazines, brown grocery bags, telephone books, catalogs, office paper, envelopes, cereal boxes, beverage boxes, frozen food packages, and juice boxes
  • Cardboard: clean corrugated cardboard boxes or shipping boxes under the bin. Break down or cut the boxes so they are flat
  • Plastic: Rinse out containers. We accept number 1 – 7 plastic containers. To recognize look at the bottom of the container for the recycling symbol 1 – 7

Non-acceptable Recyclables:

  • Rubberbands
  • Plastic Bags
  • Soiled Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Wax Coated Paper

Commercial Recycling

We provide a dumpster and all recyclable items from the Residential Recycling list above can be placed in the dumpster, no sorting required.

Container Size Options:

  • 2 cubic yards
  • 8 cubic yards

Construction Recycling

We have become very active in our efforts to recycle and helping our customers become active in recycling as well.

We have outlined below our methods of recycling the different products found on a construction site. We are flexible in our methods and willing to work with you if you have any changes or requests.

Scrap Wood and Pallets

20 yard | 30 yard | 40 yard dumpster

All scrap wood will be ground into mulch. We are able to keep the wood from this particular job separate. If you would like, we can return it as mulch when you are ready to plant shrubs and trees at the end of the project. When we grind them into mulch, we are able to separate the nails from the mulch. Acceptable wood pallets are 48” x 40”, 2 way or 4 way, no pallets over 6’.

Scrap Steel

20 yard | 40 yard dumpster

All scrap steel will be taken to the recycling plant of your choice, we usually use Alters or Lakeside. The check for the steel will be sent directly to you. We will bill you for the haul and keep track of the weight of each load.

Mixed Recyclables

20 yard | 40 yard dumpster

We are able to take cardboard, aluminum, tin, newspaper, magazines, #1 and #2 plastics, and office paper together in one container. Glass must be kept separate from these materials to ensure that it does not contaminate the other materials.

Glass

12 yard dumpster

Glass must be kept separate from all other recyclable products. We will haul all glass to First Star Fiber to be transferred to a processing plant.

Concrete

12 yard dumpster

All concrete will be recycled or used for erosion control in rural areas.

Drywall

20 yard dumpster

Drywall will be mixed with yard waste and manure at our compost site. We use the compost as fertilizer in corn fields.

By recycling last year we kept 35 million pounds of material out of the landfill!