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

Don't take a summer vacation from recycling - Green Bay Press Gazette


Don't take a summer vacation from recycling
Green Bay Press Gazette
Recycling keeps almost 2 million tons of material out of Wisconsin landfills and incinerators every year. But during the summer months, it's easy to forget about those good recycling habits. "People in Wisconsin do a great job of recycling, but there ...

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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 12:36 am

Boulder council supports mandatory commercial recycling - Boulder Daily Camera


Boulder council supports mandatory commercial recycling
Boulder Daily Camera
Saying it is time for the business sector to do its share, Boulder City Council members Tuesday night supported requiring commercial recycling and requiring food businesses to compost. The City Council met for a study session to discuss Boulder's zero ...

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 10:42 pm

Some Medway residents unhappy with new recycling program - Milford Daily News


Some Medway residents unhappy with new recycling program
Milford Daily News
MEDWAY - Not even 24 hours into the job, Town Administrator Michael Boynton has already heard the complaints of residents who are unhappy about the town's new single-stream recycling program. Boynton took over for Suzanne Kennedy who spent nine ...

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 10:11 pm

City leaders discuss mandatory recycling in Kansas City - KSHB


City leaders discuss mandatory recycling in Kansas City
KSHB
KANSAS CITY - City representatives are closer to discussing whether to make recycling mandatory in Kansas City. Nearly 90,000 tons of trash is collected in Kansas City. Less than a third of that is recycled. “Recycling saves money,” Michael Shaw, who ...

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:51 pm

Medical documents found in recycling container at NISD school - KSAT San Antonio


KSAT San Antonio

Medical documents found in recycling container at NISD school
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - The Northside Independent School District is trying to find out what should be done with several boxes of medical documents found in a recycling container outside Stevenson Middle School. Michelle Malinovsky alerted the district and the ...

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:45 pm

Recycling efforts stunted by lack of support - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV


Recycling efforts stunted by lack of support
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
HOUMA, La. (AP) - In spite of a nationwide increase in environmental consciousness, recycling efforts in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have not had widespread public support. After receiving limited responses from residents, officials said ...
Area recycling efforts stunted by lack of popular supportHouma Courier

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:35 pm

ISRI Backs Congress on Cellphone Recycling Exemption

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) applauded Congress for exempting recyclers and refurbishers to bulk unlock used cell phones for refurbishment and resale in a newly passed bill.

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 11:39 am

Allentown to change trash, recycling collection schedules - The Express-Times


Northwest Arkansas News

Allentown to change trash, recycling collection schedules
The Express-Times
The city of Allentown has announced schedule changes for trash and recycling collection in various parts of the city. As of Aug. 10, the current trash collection zones in the city on a Sunday/Wednesday schedule will be switched to a Tuesday/Friday ...
Fayetteville Recycling, Trash Facility To ExpandNorthwest Arkansas News
Talkin' trash: garbage collection nights changing in AllentownWFMZ Allentown

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 10:18 am

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (July 29, 2014)

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s executive chairman called claims by Stellar Energy that its waste-to-energy plant could produce 75-80 Mega Watts of power “far-fetched.” The EPA has announced that it will be add additional treatment technology to the Dewey Loeffel Landfill site in Nassau. Federal experts admit it may take another decade to clean-up radioactive waste at an old landfill in the Town of Tonawanda, N.Y. These are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 9:54 am

Waste Management Agrees to Sell Wheelabrator to Private Equity Firm

Waste Management Inc. has agreed to sell its waste-to-energy subsidiary, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. (WTI), to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners (ECP) for $1.94 billion.

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 9:14 am

Newell Recycling to merge with Blaze Recycling - Atlanta Business Chronicle


Newell Recycling to merge with Blaze Recycling
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC announced July 29 it will merge with Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in August and the newly combined company will be named Newell Recycling Southeast.
Newell Recycling and Blaze Recycling mergeRecycling Today

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:23 am

New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old (Part I) - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)


New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old (Part I)
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
New York City's landmark recycling statute -- which provided residents here with curbside collection of recyclables for the first time in modern history and generated momentum for stepped-up recycling in cities around the nation -- is celebrating its ...

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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:58 am

Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected - Allentown Morning Call


NBC 10 Philadelphia

Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected
Allentown Morning Call
Something nasty dropped into someone's recycling bin likely sickened five people Monday at Greenstar Recycling in Northampton and triggered a massive emergency response. Shortly after 11 a.m., dozens of ambulances and fire vehicles and officials with ...
Chemical scare prompts tips for safe recyclingWFMZ Allentown
Roughly 30 people exposed to unknown chemical at Northampton recycling ...The Express-Times
Fumes Injure 5 Causing Plant to EvacuateNBC 10 Philadelphia
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:45 pm

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (July 28, 2014)

An architect has proposed using pneumatic tubes as a way of dealing with New York’s flow of waste. Diageo, a wine, beer and spirits company, expanded its commitment to purchase natural gas sourced from landfills in Canada. Several companies interested in bidding on Manatee County's solid waste hauling business, estimated to be worth $140 million over a multi-year term, fear they will not get the chance. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:40 am

British Columbia Producer Responsibility Recycling Expands

British Columbia’s producer responsibility program is expanding its curbside recycling for packaging and printed paper to more than 55,000 additional households for five communities in the province.

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:44 am

Medical Waste Firm Stericycle Posts Stronger Results for Quarter

Medical waste firm Stericycle Inc. reported higher net earnings and revenue for its second quarter and first half.

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:16 am

Progressive Waste Posts Stronger Profits but Lower Revenue in Period

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. reported stronger earnings but lower revenue for its second quarter and first half.

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:05 am

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (July 25, 2014)

In June, Eaton honoured 39 manufacturing facilities around the globe that achieved a zero waste-to-landfill milestone. The city of Seattle might start fining residents who put food waste in the garbage instead of the compost bin. Gov. Patrick Quinn will sign legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. BlueOak Resources has selected Tetronics’ technology for its national project to sustainably recover precious metals from e-waste. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:00 am

Waste-to-Energy Firm Himark, Partner NEO to Build Three Anaerobic Digestion Units

A waste-to-energy (WTE) company and a food waste firm have agreed to build three anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in New England.

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:54 am

Republic Posts Big Jump in Second Quarter, First Half Earnings

Republic Services Inc. posted a large jump in its net income for its second quarter and first half, largely on the strength of one-time benefits.

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:49 am

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (July 24, 2014)

The Missouri Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether Ameren Missouri is allowed to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie. Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, their study found that nearly a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods into just seven developing countries. A five-year plan has been announced by Sims Metal Management with the intention of growing earnings by 350 per cent compared to 2013. In Istanbul, Turkey, where an estimated 150,000 stray dogs and cats reportedly wander the streets, a Turkish company called Pugedon believes it has come up with a way to feed the animals: “Smart Recycling Boxes,” a machine that dispenses food and water in exchange for recycled plastic bottles. These are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:47 am

A Call for Good Data

Ryan Duckett and Bryan Staley, P.E., Ph.D.
Lack of clarity in rules can impact the public’s ability to recycle.
Collecting solid waste-related data, especially at state or national levels, can be a momentous task.

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:04 am

New York City Spends $600 Million on Paper, Packaging Waste Management

New York City taxpayers spend about $600 million annually to manage post-consumer packaging and printed paper, according to data analysis by a national environmental group.

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 7:54 am

EPA Issues “Nothing Burger” in Response to White House Directive

At the end of June, the EPA responded to the President with an advance notice of rule-making for existing and new landfills. Instead of rules, the document turned out to be merely an advance announcement of possible future rule-making, with any actual proposed rule delayed until March of 2015, and final rule, 2016.

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 7:52 am

Appliance Recycler Recleim Partners with Appliance Maker BSH

Appliance recycler Recleim LLC has agreed to be the recycling service provider for BSH Home Appliances Corp.

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 7:38 am

2014 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event

Take a day to play FORE! science. The Annual EREF Fall Classic Golf Tournament brings together a variety of industry leaders who support EREF’s mission. Tournaments are hosted by major waste companies, and held in a new location each year.

Location

Course No. 1 Pinehurst, NC
United States
See map: Google Maps

Take a day to play FORE! science.  The Annual EREF Fall Classic Golf Tournament brings together a variety of industry leaders who support EREF’s mission.  Tournaments are hosted by major waste companies, and held in a new location each year.

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 12:46 pm

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014

The Time Is Now for diversion of organic waste streams from landfills for conversion to soil products, energy, fuels.

Location

Turf Valley Resort Baltimore, MD
United States
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The Time Is Now for diversion of organic waste streams from landfills for conversion to soil products, energy, fuels.

The Best Conference to get hands-on information and tools for starting, expanding, investing in composting, organics recycling, renewable energy to build sustainable community infrastructure.

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 is where you want to be to network with the who's who of the composting and anaerobic digestion industries. This is the Conference where participants get the latest on technologies, practices and systems to collect and process food waste and other organics, strategies to build markets for compost, biogas and biofuels, and successfully operate state-of-the-art organics recycling facilities.

This Conference Is Designed For facility managers, policy makers, public agency officials, project developers, recycling coordinators, industry plant managers, researchers, consultants, and other waste management professionals.

Organized by the editors of BioCycle magazine, BioCycle Conferences have a stellar reputation for communication of research, policies, and projects that are supporting the advancement of sustainable waste management solutions globally.

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 12:39 pm

3rd Global Landfill Mining Conference

Despite the continuing low levels of commodity prices, landfill operators are still desperate to make money out of their assets - rather than them costing money.

Location

etc Venues
57 North Wharf Road
London
United States
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Despite the continuing low levels of commodity prices, landfill operators are still desperate to make money out of their assets - rather than them costing money. The conference will examine options for operators to optimise the financial returns on these unloved but potentially-lucrative landfills, and explore options for down-stream by-product usage. Speakers will give details of their experience of actual landfill mining projects and the lessons learned.

From its origins in the 1950s, Landfill Mining is an idea whose time has come. Even aside from their valuable methane resources, landfills should now be seen as valuable repositories for a wealth of higher value materials. Landfill mining can recover valuable metals, produce high quality fertiliser and construction materials and can make available real-estate that was once considered lost forever. If 'waste to energy'  and metal prices are today's hot topics, then you can view a landfill as being a gold mine and a coal mine rolled into one.

Attendence allowed landfill operators to extend their business models, and to extract the maximum value from their assets. Networking opportunities at the event were superb, and the adjacent exhibition allowed operators to source the most cost-effective equipment and advice for landfill mining and monetisation.

Further details will be posted here, and registration will open, in due course.

Crucial information

The Global Landfill Mining conference will examine the following main themes:

  • Business models for landfill mining;
  • Pre-fill planning for future landfill mining;
  • Optimised methane acceleration, recovery and termination;
  • Regulatory and environmental issues for landfill mining;
  • Sorting and treatment technology for landfill mining;
  • New technology options for landfill mining and landfill processing;
  • Waste-stream utilisation and beneficiation options.

Who will attend?

  • Local authorities
  • Landfill operators
  • Legislators
  • Stakeholders
  • Equipment providers
  • Academics
  • Hydrologists
  • Resource users including Cement producers
  • Lime producers
  • Power producers
  • Metals producers
  • Chemicals producers

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 12:19 pm

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

The 2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will take place October 13-14, 2014, at the Hyatt Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Location

Hyatt Minneapolis
United States
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The 2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will take place October 13-14, 2014, at the Hyatt Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.

Here’s what past attendees have said:

“We’ve made ten contacts with companies we’d have to chase independently. For the dollars spent, this show has been worth it.”
– Gene Carter, Matrix Service Company

“I came in expecting to meet new and current players in the industry and we did. We plan to return.”
– Howie Nelson, SGS North America

"The Houston Conference offered the audience the latest in successful creative financing and investment structures available to provide low cost and long tenor debt to, and fill equity holes in, first commercial projects using new technologies in an extremely difficult investment and financing environment."
- Mark J. Riedy, Mintz Levin Financial Advisors LLC

“A great opportunity to meet people in the industry and catch-up on new technological developments in the value chain from the experts.”
- Alejandro Zamorano, Abpro

You’ll Learn
Production, R&D, Policy and More


The 2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will focus on the scale-up, commercialization and market development of both advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals. Presentations will focus predominantly on domestic (U.S.) production, R&D, and project development. The following industry issues will also be addressed:

  • exports
  • imports
  • foreign biofuels production and policy
  • feedstock

You’ll Network
Advanced Biofuels Producers will be in Attendance
The 2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will unite existing and future advanced biofuels producers with the following professionals:

  • strategic petrochemical and agribusiness partners
  • government officials
  • investors
  • project finance professionals
  • technology
  • biomass supply-chain service companies

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 12:11 pm

Waste-to-Energy Firm Covanta Nets a Profit in Second Quarter

Covanta Holding Corp. returned to the black for its second quarter but still lost money in the first half because of debt-related expenses.

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:43 am

NextWorth Partners on E-Waste Recycling Trade-In Plan with Verizon

NextWorth Solutions is partnering on a consumer electronics trade-in program with the Wireless Zone system, the largest Verizon Wireless franchise in the United States.

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:35 am

23rd Annual USCC Conference & Tradeshow: Compost 2015

Location

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
United States
See map: Google Maps

The USCC's Annual Conference has become the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling and related topics. The Conference attracts more than 1,000 attendees working directly in the fields of compost manufacturing and organics recycling, which guarantees our speakers outstanding professional exposure. 

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 9:53 am

Waste Connections Posts Stronger Results in Second Quarter

Waste Connections Inc. posted stronger net income and revenue for its second quarter and first half.

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 9:15 am

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

New Orleans became the first city in the U.S. to participate in large-scale cigarette recycling program. California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others amid fears that the activity is contaminating the state’s drinking water. The Dougherty County Commission voted Monday to accept out-of-county solid waste at the county landfill as a means of bringing in more revenue to its enterprise fund. 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 July 2014 | 8:39 am

Carpet Maker Shaw to Add Recycling Facility

Carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries Group Inc. will add a recycling operation in Ringgold, Ga., at a cost of $17 million.

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 7:17 am

The EPA's proposed rule aiming to capture more landfill gas is:

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Posted on 21 July 2014 | 2:59 pm

Jeanne Hayes Dies; Launched WasteExpo

Jeanne Hayes, who launched WasteExpo in 1968, died in Silver Spring, Md., July 8. She was 94.

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Posted on 21 July 2014 | 9:32 am

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

Florida businesses and institutions need to step up their recycling efforts if the state has any hope of meeting a goal of 75 percent recycled waste. BCC Research, based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, says about $103 billion in recycling-related economic activity occurred in China in 2013, down slightly from $107.5 billion in 2012. Participation in Nashville’s recycling program has been ticking up in recent years. Starting August 1, the San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department will accept plastic bags in blue recycling bins. These are among the 10 things you need to know from for the waste and recycling industry today.

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Posted on 21 July 2014 | 9:04 am

EPA Proposes Restricting Mining Waste at Alaska Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a restriction on mine waste disposal and mining at the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

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Posted on 21 July 2014 | 7:24 am

Republic Unifying Brand Under One Name

Republic Services Inc. is unifying its various waste and recycling market names under the Republic brand and upgrading other elements of its branding.

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Posted on 18 July 2014 | 9:38 am

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
Fax: 1-406-206-0200

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