Collective Recyclers

We provide intelligent recycling services.
reduce > reuse > recycle. rethink.

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What We Do

Intelligent recycling services

Recycling is smart. It conserves natural resources, increases productivity, creates jobs, and saves us all money in the long run. It is one important part of making a sustainable society.

It's a great idea, but we've only begun to scratch the surface of its potential. Most reusable and recycleable material ends up in the waste stream rather than the reuse and recycling stream.

Collective Recyclers wants to rethink recycling. We know that there is a huge demand for post-consumer goods and materials, and a strong willingness among consumers to supply that demand. What's missing is a way of bringing them together.

Collective Recyclers is changing that. We partner with businesses, community groups, non-profits, government organizations, and citizens to save goods from the landfill, and we leverage our knowledge of regional, national, and international markets to get them where they are needed. While we specialize in textile reuse and recycling, we provide a comprehensive recycling service.

With savvy and commitment, we are making recycling work.

Collection services

We help businesses, organizations, and communities dispose of recyclable and reusable materials in a responsible manner while considerably reducing their disposal costs. On average, the groups we serve experience a reduction by half in waste management costs. Everything we collect is sorted first for reuse, then for recycling; less than 5% of what we collect goes to the landfill. Our service is completely free of charge to your organization. We provide all necessary storage containers, bins, and the like, and we collect from them on a frequent basis, tailored to suit your needs.

We collect a wide variety of goods and materials. Generally anything that might be donated to and resold by a secondhand store is accepted. We do not currently accept furniture, but we do now accept electronics at our Laurel warehouse and at several other locations (E-waste page). We intend to be the first comprehensive recycling service in our region, so as we continue to grow, we will begin accepting even more types of recyclables. Please read our current list of items we accept.

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Sales

We can provide a consistent supply of credential and institutional textiles. We insist on shipping high-quality goods. We can be flexible with the mix we send you, based on your needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we can supply, please contact us.

Areas we serve

We're currently operating hubs in Billings, Helena, Bozeman/Livingston, and elsewhere. Check back soon for a comprehensive list, including fully interactive map.

Why It Matters

reduce > reuse > recycle. rethink.

‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is the accepted waste management hierarchy, describing an approach that reaps the maximum benefit from material resources while generating the minimum amount of waste. To this we would add another ‘R’: rethink.

There has been a welcome upsurge in attention given to recycling in recent years. Unfortunately there hasn't been as great an emphasis on reuse. Reuse is less energy-intensive and generates less waste than recycling goods into materials. Collecting for reuse helps those in developing countries supply themselves with the necessities of living. And collection for reuse produces more jobs than any other form of waste management.

Collective Recyclers is all about applying practical intelligence to the problems of waste, especially when there is a poorly met need in much of the world for what is being discarded, and the waste directly and indirectly harms our shared environment. We focus strongly on diverting goods from the waste stream for reuse, only resorting to recycling materials when reuse is impossible. And our reuse/recycling model involves extending collection services deeply into less-populated areas which have previously been neglected.

Please read our White Paper, Textile Reuse and Recycling As an Environmentally and Socially Responsible Practicepdf icon, for an in-depth analysis of how textile recycling benefits people and their environment. If you're interested in recycling in general, you can keep abreast of the latest recycling news by browsing our news feeds.

Environmental Benefits

The depositing of waste in landfills has numerous primary and secondary negative effects on the natural environment.

Primary effects

  • Loss of natural habitat: Textiles in the landfill, in common with many other ostensibly bio-degradable items, will decompose very slowly in the extant anaerobic conditions, and considering their large bulk, occupy a significant space in the landfill, contributing to landfill growth.
  • Pollution: To the extent that it does decompose, textile waste is converted into methane gas, which must be burnt, releasing polluting combustion products, or released into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change.

Secondary effects

  • Replacement: Serviceable clothing that is not reused must be replaced with new clothing. The production of this clothing is energy-intensive, creates its own pollution, puts pressure on virgin resources, & calls for the use of large quantities of dyes and fixing agents which are harmful to the environment.
  • Transportation: The transportation of both the raw materials and finished product constitutes a considerable environmental burden in terms of energy consumption as well as pollution.

For Collective Recyclers, the primary emphasis is on reuse. Over 95% of what we collect is reused, the majority of the remainder recycled. Together, these practices fill a demand that would otherwise require the environmentally harmful process of manufacturing and distributing new products, most from manufacturers operating under lax environmental standards, while also keeping tons of perfectly good material out of the landfill, mitigating both the primary and secondary effects of landfill dumping.

See our white paperpdf icon for references and more detail.

Meeting Needs

The majority of textiles that are reclaimed will ultimately find their way to populations enduring economic hardship, predominantly in developing countries. There is a strong need amongst these peoples—who must subsist in the best of times on an income that is only a small fraction of that enjoyed by citizens of wealthy industrialized nations—for affordable clothing, shoes, and other common items such as books and household items.

Textile reclamation has an undeniably salutary effect on the lives of consumers in developing countries. The clothing and other items made available by the trade in second-hand clothing in those countries is more affordable than either domestic or imported new clothing. A number of studies have demonstrated that all socio-economic groups are aided on the consumption side by the second-hand clothing trade, but especially the rural poor. All data suggest that textile reclamation improves the quality of life in developing countries, especially for the poorest amongst them. In this way it operates similarly to thrift and second-hand stores in wealthy nations.

See our white paperpdf icon for references and more detail.

Jobs All Round

Textile reuse and recycling operations bring jobs all along the line, from the point of collection all the way to points of sale in local enonomies the world over.

In general, reuse industries sustain a great many more jobs within the United States than the ‘traditional’ waste-disposal industry per volume. For instance, while a landfill and incineration facility will sustain one job per 10,000 tons of waste per year, and a conventional materials recovery facility will need ten workers for the same volume of waste, textile reclamation will put eighty-five people to work. Textile reclamation ranks third behind only computer reuse and plastic product recycling in job creation within the recycling industry itself.

There exists a broad field of opportunity created by second-hand imports in developing countries both for entrepreneurs and labor. In Ghana alone, for instance, 150,000 people work in the second-hand clothing sector. These tend to be better-paying jobs. For example, in Rwanda ‘budgets obtained from both tailors and used clothing retailers indicate that self-employment earnings in used clothing retailing exceed those in tailoring by 10 to 50 percent’. Again, ‘all the data suggest that operators’ net incomes tend to be significantly above the average in urban Zimbabwe’.

See our white paperpdf icon for references and more detail.

Recycling News Feeds

Oak Lawn restricts electronic recycling to residents only - SouthtownStar


Oak Lawn restricts electronic recycling to residents only
SouthtownStar
Too much of a good thing has Oak Lawn scaling back its electronic recycling program. Starting Nov. 1, only vehicles with an Oak Lawn village sticker will be allowed to drop off items such as TVs, DVD players, radios and desktop, laptop and tablet ...

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:51 pm

San Jose: Man's body found at recycling center; no obvious signs of foul play - San Jose Mercury News


San Jose: Man's body found at recycling center; no obvious signs of foul play
San Jose Mercury News
SAN JOSE -- The body of a man was discovered Tuesday afternoon at a recycling center near the San Jose-Milpitas border, but the circumstances of his death were not immediately clear, authorities said. When the man was discovered, there were no obvious ...
Body Found in Dumpster at Milpitas Recycling CenterNBC Bay Area
Body discovered near Newby Island Landfill in Milpitasabc7news.com

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:30 pm

It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

Unsupported eco-friendly claims make the feds see red.
Late last year, the FTC showed its teeth on false and misleading marketing claims, beginning with multiple enforcement actions, including one that imposed a $450,000 civil penalty, and several that, for the first time, addressed biodegradable plastic claims.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:06 pm

Automated Fuel Services Increase Efficiency, Profits for Waste Fleets

Peter J. Cochefski
Since waste fleet management personnel understand that increased pressure to generate profits cannot solely focus on additional fee increases paid by municipalities and individual customers, there is more scrutiny being placed on increased operating efficiency and minimizing wasted resources.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:24 pm

Howard offers oyster shell recycling at Alpha Ridge Landfill - Baltimore Sun


Howard offers oyster shell recycling at Alpha Ridge Landfill
Baltimore Sun
Don't just shuck 'em and chuck 'em: that's the message Howard officials sent yesterday by announcing a new oyster shell recycling service for county residents. Howard is partnering with Maryland Environmental Sciences and the Oyster Recovery ...

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:21 pm

Upper Marlboro opts out of county recycling - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online


Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Upper Marlboro opts out of county recycling
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Upper Marlboro resident Wanda Leonard places her 64-gallon recycling bin outside her home. Recycling is currently collected by Prince Georgeís County, but the town of Upper Marlboro has decided to hire an independent contractor to improve the quality ...

Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:25 am

Agency Orders Peninsula Compost to Close Delaware Recycling Unit

A Delaware government agency has ordered the closure of Peninsula Compost Co. LLC’s recycling and composting facility in Wilmington because of an inability to control odors.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:21 am

City collects 50 tons of recycling on first day of new program; update on ... - Lawrence Journal World (blog)


Lawrence Journal World (blog)

City collects 50 tons of recycling on first day of new program; update on ...
Lawrence Journal World (blog)
Lawrence's new curbside recycling program is off and running, and city officials are pleased with the first day's haul. City crews collected 50 tons of material to be recycled on Tuesday, which was the first day of operations. (Yes, upon hearing that ...

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:20 am

One-sort program ups Minneapolis recycling; city still lags behind - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews


Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

One-sort program ups Minneapolis recycling; city still lags behind
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
A presentation made before the city's Transport and Public Works Committee Tuesday showed total recycling weight rose by 25 percent in the 12 months up to June this year, after the city switched to a single-sort system that allows residents to put all ...

Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:55 am

Bulbs pollute recycling bin - Greensburg Daily News


Greensburg Daily News

Bulbs pollute recycling bin
Greensburg Daily News
GREENSBURG – Over the weekend, nearly 200 florescent light bulbs were left at the Decatur County Solid Waste Recycling Center, many of them shattering and contaminating the container with mercury. Brittani Saunders, Director and Educator of the ...

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:42 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (October 22, 2014)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday set a goal of diverting 80 percent of waste from unincorporated communities away from landfills by 2025. New York’s City Council is considering a law to limit the impact of the city's sanitation system on the communities who host most of New York's garbage infrastructure. The Supreme Court of Georgia Monday ruled that Newton County must take action that could allow East Georgia Land and Development Co. to build a solid waste landfill next to the county’s landfill because of a Board of Commissioners clerical error in 1985. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:09 am

Waste Connections Posts Third Quarter Results; Discloses Acquisitions

Waste Connections Inc. reported lower net income but higher revenue for its third quarter and announced several acquisitions.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Single-sort boosts Minneapolis recycling by 25% - Minnesota Public Radio News


OSU - The Lantern

Single-sort boosts Minneapolis recycling by 25%
Minnesota Public Radio News
After one year of activity, Minneapolis' single-sort recycling program has boosted the amount residents are recycling by 25 percent. That falls below the city's predictions for the new system, but comes as city workers plan an educational program ...
Ohio State tailgate recycling program looks to help football fans sort trashOSU - The Lantern
Vermont Prison Becomes a Recycling and Composting TrailblazerTriple Pundit
EPA blasts Medina County's 5-year recycling plan, recommends changesThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
waste360 -York Daily Record/Sunday News -Las Cruces Sun-News
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:06 pm

Minneapolis recycling rate rises with single-sort service - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis recycling rate rises with single-sort service
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Until July 2013, Minneapolis residents had to set out their recycling carefully sorted according to materials, including cardboard, shown here at a local recycling center. The new single-sort system, to encourage more recycling, seems to have worked.
Minneapolis single-sort service boosts recyclingKARE

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:11 pm

The Real Lesson of ‘Groundhog Day’

John W. Casella
In September, Barry Shanoff, author of our Legal Lode column and general counsel of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), wrote a column entitled “Déjà Vu Ado” about a settlement reached between Casella Waste Systems and the New York State Attorney General. Here, Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO John W. Casella responds to some of the claims made in that column.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:38 pm

Heritage-Crystal Buys FCC U.S. Industrial Waste, Recycling Unit

Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. has bought the U.S. industrial waste and recycling services business of FCC for 70 million euro ($89.31 million).

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:20 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (October 21, 2014)

Though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend autoclaving (a form of sterilizing) or incinerating the waste as a surefire means of destroying the microbes, burning infected waste is effectively prohibited in California and banned in at least seven other states. Medina County Solid Waste District officials are rewriting much of their five-year plan in response to criticism from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. A group of North Valley residents are organizing to fight the placement of a transfer station. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 4:00 am

Waste Management Purchase of Deffenbaugh a Good Deal – Analyst

Waste Management Inc.’s purchase of Deffenbaugh Disposal Inc. was a smart purchase for the industry’s largest hauler and helps it recoup a chunk of income it lost when it sold Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. (WTI) earlier this year, according to a leading industry analyst.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Rumpke asks: Be more careful when recycling - Cincinnati.com


Cincinnati.com

Rumpke asks: Be more careful when recycling
Cincinnati.com
Under normal circumstances, about 2 percent of items sent to the recycling facility should end up being landfilled. The remainder of items including pizza boxes, glass bottles, newspaper, and empty aerosol cans are separated, processed and shipped to ...

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:15 pm

Signature Buys Aluminum Recycler Global Recycling from Aleris

Signature Group Holdings Inc. has purchased Global Recycling and Specification (GRSA) Alloys from Aleris Corp. for $525 million.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 2:15 pm

What's the impact on the industry of Waste Management's purchase of Deffenbaugh?

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:34 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (October 20, 2014)

Republic Services has confirmed that it agreed on Thursday, in writing, to comply with all of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' requirements when it comes to the Bridgeton Landfill. More than 40 complaints about the food waste plant in Essex County, England, have been lodged with the Environment Agency since it opened in July. Municipalities across the US can now apply for zero-interest loans to develop recycling infrastructure. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 4:08 am

Sunshine Gas Starts Landfill Gas to Energy Unit in California

Sunshine Gas Producers has begun generating electricity from landfill gas at a newly constructed facility in Sylmar, Calif.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:00 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (October 17, 2014)

In a clash of two federal agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to take care of a hazardous garbage dump in Washington. The Department of Transportation has issued guidance on the transport of Ebola-tainted waste. A new report from the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill finds little risk to public health even if an underground chemical reaction spreads to the adjacent West Lake Landfill. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 4:03 am

Waste Pro Completes $579 Million Recapitalization Plan

Waste Pro USA Inc. has completed a $579 million recapitalization of the waste and recycling company.

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Less than Zero

True zero waste isn’t possible yet. That’s why we still need landfills.
True zero waste isn’t possible yet. That’s why we still need landfills.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:14 am

The Role of Budgeting in Recycling Success

At a recycling center, budgeting is especially critical to plan for and execute a successful business strategy.
At a recycling center, budgeting is especially critical to plan for and execute a successful business strategy.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:08 am

Public-Private Partnership Doubles Capacity at Quebec MRF

A public-private partnership has expanded a material recovery facility (MRF) in Quebec City to double its capacity and efficiency.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 9:58 am

Plastic Bottle Recycling Rises 4.3 Percent in 2013 – Study

Plastic bottle recycling increased 4.3 percent in 2013, and the recycling rate for plastic bottles rose 0.4 percent to 30.9 percent for the year, according to a new report.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Protection Priorities

By Eric J. Conn & Lindsay A. Smith
OSHA launches its new Temporary Worker Initiative.
Beginning in November 2014, the NW&RA is offering an on demand course on temporary worker safety.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Biosolids Recycling Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the land application of biosolids as a recycling practice.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 12:00 pm

15 World War II Posters: America Recycles for War

While most of us think of recycling as important today, during World War II it was critical to the Allied war effort. The American and Canadian governments created a series of propaganda posters to encourage citizens to recycle tin, scrap, paper, rubber and food waste, among other materials.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 8:20 am

Foam Recycling Coalition Forms; Study Shows Recycled Polystyrene Demand Rising

The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) has launched the Foam Recycling Coalition to support the recycling of post-consumer expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 3:00 am

EPA, Public, Private Groups Agree to Landfill, Recycling Improvements In Puerto Rico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the owner/operator of a landfill in Moca, Puerto Rico, have agreed to steps to improve the landfill operationally and environmentally, and to expand the municipal recycling program.

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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 2:17 pm

Piling High

How tall should a landfill be allowed to grow?
One of the best things landfills have going for them is that when they run out of cells to fill out, they have another direction they can expand: up.

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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 1:20 pm

NW&RA Working with Government on Ebola Waste Management

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) said it is working with government agencies in resolving issues affecting the management of medical waste material from patients with Ebola.

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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Executive Leadership Roundtable

Current industry leaders will discuss best practices for organics management and lessons learned from building a MRF.

Location

The Broadmoor Resort Colorado Springs, CO
United States
See map: Google Maps

Sustainability and Hall of Fame Roundtables:

We will have two sustainability roundtables with leaders from Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Walt Disney World Resorts, the Seattle Mariners (and SAFECO Field) and Tyson’s Food who will discuss their corporate sustainability strategies. The Hall of Fame Roundtable will provide insight on important industry issues and trends from principals in the industry.

Industry Challenges Sessions:

Current industry leaders will discuss best practices for organics management and lessons learned from building a MRF.

Golf Tournament/Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

If you plan to play in the golf tournament on Wednesday, November 5, please be at the East Course no later than 11:00 a.m. Tee time is 11:30 a.m. The golf fee is $195 and includes the greens and cart fees, a hosted beverage cart, and a boxed lunch.

For those of you not playing golf, please join us for a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America's only alpine zoo. Included in this trip is the exciting and scenic Mountaineer Sky Ride, and a visit to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun memorial. There is an event fee of $35 per person

Networking Opportunities:

Please join your colleagues at a wine tasting, receptions, a golf tournament, a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finish up the conference with a steak cookout at the Broadmoor Mountain Lodge overlooking Colorado Springs.

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Posted on 13 October 2014 | 1:15 pm

Procter & Gamble Add Product Packaging, Recycling Goals

Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has expanded its sustainability goals with an emphasis in part on product packaging and recycling.

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Posted on 13 October 2014 | 11:41 am

Waste-to-Energy, Recycling Firms Partner on Medical Waste

A waste-to-energy firm and a recycling company have agreed to test and treat various types of medical and pharmaceutical wastes.

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Posted on 13 October 2014 | 3:00 am

Oct. 7, 2014 - Waste Management Buys Deffenbaugh

Waste Management Inc., with aPriori Capital Partners L.P., has agreed to buy Deffenbaugh Disposal Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 | 3:04 pm

As Moscow’s Landfills Near Limits, Recyclers Do Whatever It Takes

A small but growing movement is working to make it easier to recycle household waste, and advocates say Moscow’s brimming landfills could use the relief.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:00 pm

No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

Unconventional footwear materials, like Tyvek, are offering a new take on the minimalist shoe trend.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 10:00 pm

Safer Garbage Collection

The National Waste & Recycling Association appeals for efforts toward safer garbage collection.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 10:00 pm

Illinois: 2 Die in Explosion at Recycling Plant

Two people were killed Monday and one was injured when a mortar round exploded at a Granite City recycling plant, the police said.

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Posted on 25 August 2014 | 10:00 pm

A Waste Solution May Lean Again on a Low-Income Area

Many of Houston’s waste facilities are in predominantly minority neighborhoods, and critics of a city proposal for sorting waste say it could land on a familiar spot.

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Posted on 23 August 2014 | 10:00 pm

Fork Over Those Eggshells!

Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, sanitation workers, are on a mission to transform the way New Yorkers deal with food waste.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 19 July 2014 | 10:00 pm

From Sow’s Ear to Silk Purse

“Retrash” is a new guide to creative recycling, with inspirations from 82 artists and designers.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 16 July 2014 | 10:00 pm

A California Oil Field Yields Another Prized Commodity

Oil producers and farmers have competed for water during the state’s drought, but an oil field in the Central Valley is aiding agricultural irrigation.

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Posted on 7 July 2014 | 10:00 pm

At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.

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Posted on 22 June 2014 | 10:00 pm

For Ideas on How to Live Greener, Think Mobile

Environmentally aware apps can help a user with tasks like recycling, making a home more energy-efficient and purchasing everyday items.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 18 June 2014 | 10:00 pm

Who We Are

Collective Recyclers was founded in 2010 with the vision of creating the first comprehensive recycling hub network in Montana with productive spokes in four states (Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota), working with communities in order to reduce the environmental and economic costs to everybody of filling landfills with ‘trash’ that has value, and to create a positive synergy within those communities.

Meet the people who make it work below.

Erik Little

Erik Little

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  • Owner/Founder
Henry Clayton

Henry Clayton

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  • IT, Marketing, & Western Region Supply Manager
Josue Espinosa

Josue Erasmo Espinosa Capellan

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  • South American Sales & Communications
Dale Dove

Dale Dove

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  • Billings Hub Maintenance Man & Driver
Justin Eaton

Justin Eaton

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  • Livingston Hub Driver
Collin Fusco

Collin Fusco

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  • Billings Hub Warehouse Worker
LeeAnne Fusco

LeeAnne Fusco

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  • Billings Hub Warehouse Supervisor
Alex Higareda

Alex Higareda

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  • Billings Hub Driver
Yvonne Proeller

Yvonne Proeller

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  • Textile & Shoe Sorter
Pablo Ramirez

Pablo Ramirez

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  • Billings Hub Warehouse Worker & Sorter

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Collective Recyclers
1315 Allendale Road
Laurel, MT 59044
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Tel: 1-406-628-5855
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