Changes in Curbside Single Stream Collection 2018

Note from Giordano:

The recycling industry at this moment is currently undergoing many serious changes that are effecting curbside single stream collection. China has recently put a ban on 24 different types of plastics, and also put strict quality standards on recycling. This is part of several movements that were initiated including the “Green Fence” and “Green Sword” that have impacted quality standards for marketable commodities. We need to clean up recycling curbside.

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We are at contamination levels of 20-25% across all of the townships we service. This is very problematic as contamination and moisture levels have made entire loads unmarketable. Our facility (G&F Recycling & Salvage Corp.) is under an equipment upgrade process to comply with China’s new standards. We have made a substantial investment towards our equipment, but without clean material, we will continue to have issues during processing.

Our inspectors will reject our materials if we do not comply with these regulations.

If you have any questions please contact or call us at 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 –

Additional recycling tips

All items being recycled need to be cleaned of any food waste. Under no circumstance will Giordano collect recycling in plastic bags.  The Township has used single stream recycle processing for several years allowing all recyclable materials to be placed directly into the Toter recycling container for collection.  Processors are very strict due to new laws and penalties being imposed by China which will effect costs for the Township if not abided by.