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

NSA introduces a recycling mascot for kids named 'Dunk' - UPI.com


UPI.com

NSA introduces a recycling mascot for kids named 'Dunk'
UPI.com
The agency is hosting a STEM program in Maryland schools that promotes recycling, according to its website. The video that shows Dunk speaking claims the agency is known for recycling, and it has been "going green for over 25 years, implementing ...

Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 3:43 pm

Proposed site for Moorhead recycling facility unsuitable - INFORUM


Proposed site for Moorhead recycling facility unsuitable
INFORUM
MOORHEAD — Plans to build a $12.5 million recycling facility have changed after the first proposed site for the Clay County-Moorhead project was too polluted with garbage to use. Advertisement. Print ...

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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 4:21 am

Our View: Recycling finance idea no threat to bottle bill - Press Herald


Press Herald

Our View: Recycling finance idea no threat to bottle bill
Press Herald
For 39 years, Maine's bottle redemption law has reduced the amount of roadside litter, encouraged recycling, supported jobs, and even provided a convenient source of revenue for clubs and organizations conducting bottle drives. That's a track record ...
Ideas sought on recyclingExmouth Journal

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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 2:02 am

Funeral goers say farewell to newborn found in N.J. recycling center - NJ.com


NJ.com

Funeral goers say farewell to newborn found in N.J. recycling center
NJ.com
HOWELL — Members of a Howell church embraced a baby girl found dead at a recycling plant in Farmingdale as one of their own before bidding her farewell with a funeral and burial Saturday afternoon. As members of the Ardena Baptist Church paid their ...
Five Months Later, Baby Girl Found At Farmingdale Recycling Plant Will Be Laid ...Patch.com

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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 5:33 pm

Recycling | Events offer reason to reuse, recycle - Centre Daily Times


Centre Daily Times

Recycling | Events offer reason to reuse, recycle
Centre Daily Times
Join Mimi Cooper, of the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority, to learn the basics of backyard composting: why it's important, what to add and not to add to a compost pile, how to maintain a compost pile and how to use finished compost. Cost is ...

Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 5:28 pm

Pasco officials consider recycling changes as contract expires - TBO.com


TBO.com

Pasco officials consider recycling changes as contract expires
TBO.com
In short, the county's contract with its recycling processor, Lakeland-based Republic Services, is expiring and Pasco wants to negotiate with the region's three local processors to get the best deal. But two of the processors have told Seney they won't ...
Pasco officials consider recycling modifications as contract expiresStatesmen News

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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 4:24 pm

Earth Day: Recycling the right way helps everyone in RI - The Providence Journal


The Providence Journal

Earth Day: Recycling the right way helps everyone in RI
The Providence Journal
Just as it takes a community to right the wrongs of the few who litter, it takes each and every one of us to ensure that the only items in our recycling bins and carts are those which can truly be recycled. It doesn't take much to render an entire load ...

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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 10:26 pm

the blind spot in Chicago's recycling program - WBEZ


the blind spot in Chicago's recycling program
WBEZ
Our question asker Quetzalli Castro grew up in a Logan Square two-flat. Her parents still live in that house on Kedzie Avenue. Among the many fond memories she remembers from growing up there is the day they got curbside recycling. “My parents were ...

Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:25 pm

Police release sketch of baby whose headless body was found at recycling facility - NJ.com


NJ.com

Police release sketch of baby whose headless body was found at recycling facility
NJ.com
FARMINGDALE — Authorities have released a sketch of a baby whose decapitated remains were found at a recycling facility in Monmouth County last year. N.J. State Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Friday released a composite sketch of ...
Police Release Sketch Of Newborn Found Dead At Monmouth County Recycling ...CBS Local
In search for mother, sketch released of newborn found dead at New Jersey ...New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Police release sketch of newborn found dead in trashCBS News
USA TODAY -NBC New York -Reuters
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Posted to recycling - Google News

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 9:54 am

NWRA Adds Two to Communications Staff to Bolster Effort

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has added two communications persons to strengthen the association’s media, public relations and marketing effort.

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 3:00 am

EPA Grants Help Trash Haulers with Diesel Diet

A smattering of landfill operators and garbage haulers in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Wisconsin will be upgrading or replacing equipment at relative bargain prices thanks to a federal program aiming to rid the nation of older and dirtier diesel engines.

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:41 am

Nuverra Sells Scottsdale-based Thermo Fluids to Clean Harbors for $85M

Phoenix Business Journal
Thermo Fluids Inc. will be recycling used motor oils and other fluids for a new owner as Clean Harbors Inc. bought the Scottsdale company from Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc. for $85 million.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 5:08 pm

Atlanta's New Recycling Center Goes Beyond Bottles And Cans

<a href="http://wabe.org/">WABE.org</a>
The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHarM) opens on April 18 in Atlanta. A project of Live Thrive Atlanta, the non-profit Center offers a permanent location to recycle and reuse a variety of materials and products that may otherwise go into the trash, and then the water supply.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 5:04 pm

Dump Owner Wants to Cash Out of Green Subdivision Next Door

<a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/">Chicago Real Estate Daily</a>
So Prairie Crossing's builder, George Ranney Jr., cut a deal with the landfill owner to provide a safety net for homeowners: If, when they decided to sell their homes, they couldn't find a buyer within a reasonable amount of time, the landfill would buy them for the original purchase price plus an allowance for inflation.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 5:00 pm

Organics Program Approved in Temecula, Calif.

<a href="http://www.pe.com/">The Press Enterprise</a>
The Temecula City Council on Tuesday night approved a new recycling program that will jack up trash rates by $1 a month per parcel starting in January and $1.95 per month per parcel in fiscal year 2016-17.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:56 pm

Waste Management Firm Wants Better Recycling Laws in Britain

<a href="http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/">Hydrogen Fuel News</a>
BigGreen, a waste management company based in England, believes that as more and more landfill sites continue to hit crisis points, new recycling laws are needed in Britain to provide greener waste management solutions, such as for food waste and scraps, most of which currently wind up in landfills.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:54 pm

Soon-to-be Waste Hauler in Seven California Cities Will Allow Residents to Recycle More

<a href="http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/">Monterey County Weekly</a>
GreenWaste Recovery, a San Jose-based recycling and waste diversion company, began its local rollout in Sand City April 1. By Aug. 1, it will be the new waste hauler in every Monterey Peninsula city except Monterey, which has its own hauler.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:51 pm

Recycling, Composting System In San Francisco Park Unveiled In Response To Abundance Of Trash Left By Picnickers

<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/">CBS San Francisco</a>
A pop-up recycling and composting system was unveiled Wednesday in response to an abundance of litter left behind by picnickers at San Francisco’s Dolores Park.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:48 pm

Upstate Shredding Drops Bid for Roth Steel

<a href="http://www.cdrecycler.com/">Construction & Demolition Recycling</a>
Upstate Shredding, Owego, New York, has decided to drop its acquisition of Roth Steel, an idled scrap metal recycling facility that operated in the Syracuse, New York, area for around 100 years.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:45 pm

California Recycling Lawsuit Dismissed

<a href="http://www.times-standard.com/">Times-Standard</a>
A three-year-old civil lawsuit alleging the Humboldt Waste Management Authority had made decisions for the purpose of closing of a nonprofit recycling center for its own gain, among other allegations, was settled out of court this week for $10,000, sealing the center’s fate.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 4:35 pm

Resource Recycling Conference

WHERE THE INDUSTRY MEETS The Resource Recycling Conference is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry's most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its sixth year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses.

Location

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 6.2508" N, 86° 9' 29.0448" W
See map: Google Maps

WHERE THE INDUSTRY MEETS
The Resource Recycling Conference is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry's most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials.  The conference, now entering its sixth year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses.

Collaborate with leading industry groups, including:

American Beverage Association
American Chemistry Council
American Forest & Paper Association
American Institute for Packaging and the Environment
Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
Carton Council
Closed Loop Fund
Curbside Value Partnership
Environmental Protection Agency
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Keep America Beautiful
National Recycling Coalition
Product Stewardship Institute
Recycling Innovators Forum
ReTrac Connect
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Southeast Recycling Development Council
State recycling organizations  

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:50 pm

Woman charged with murder after man's body turns up at recycling center - KXAN.com


KXAN.com

Woman charged with murder after man's body turns up at recycling center
KXAN.com
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 52-year-old woman has been charged with killing Clarence Gerald Gardner Jr., 49, whose body was found Tuesday on a conveyor belt inside a Southeast Travis County recycling center. A blood-stained limestone rock was found next to ...
Woman arrested for recycling center deathAustin American-Statesman
Police Make Arrest After Body Found At Recycling CenterKEYE TV
Woman charged in death of man, body at Texas recycling unitKTXS

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:44 pm

14 Schools That Ruled Recyclemania

The 15th annual Recyclemania, the recycling competition for universities and colleges, just concluded, with a total of 80.1 million million pounds of material recycled or composted.
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 12:45 pm

PET, Mixed Paper Prices Slide; Colored HDPE Mixed

Pricing on mixed, post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate food and beverage containers, post-consumer colored high-density polyethylene and post-consumer mixed paper has moved in recent months.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 1:49 am

Bike-Riding Waste Haulers Gain Grant to Support Food Scrap Collection Efforts

There’s a steadily growing business in the city of Cleveland: a sustainable, worker-owned waste hauler that’s literally on the move.

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 1:11 am

Putnam County, W.Va., Agrees to Settlement Over MCHM Dumped in Landfill

<a href="http://www.wvgazette.com/">WVGazette.com</a>
After more than a year of litigation and settlement discussions, a deal has been reached over the dumping of MCHM into a Hurricane landfill.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:16 pm

City of Milwaukee, Waukesha County Open Joint Recycling Facility

<a href="http://fox6now.com/">Fox6Now.com</a>
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas teamed up for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating a new joint city/county recycling facility located in the Menomonee Valley.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:14 pm

Prospective Operators Piling Up to Handle Medina County, Ohio, Recycling

<a href="http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/">The Medina-Gazette</a>
Four companies have applied to operate a countywide recycling drop-off program, with more entities planning on submitting requests for bids before the April 27 deadline.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:10 pm

Plastics Recycling Company Assets to be Auctioned

<a href="http://www.recyclingtoday.com/">Recycling Today</a>
Recyc RPM, a postconsumer plastics recycler, has permanently closed its two facilities in Beauceville and Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Quebec.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:59 pm

W Hotels to Use Recycled Plastic Bottles in Sheets

<a href="http://www.environmentalleader.com/">Environmental Leader</a>
W Hotels Worldwide, in partnership with Coca-Cola and music artist will.i.am, says it will soon use sheets and bedside chargers made in part with recycled plastic bottles.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:53 pm

Dow Chemical Co. Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals

<a href="http://www.ourmidland.com/">Midland Daily News</a>
The Dow Chemical Co. announced today a strategic set of commitments designed to redefine the role of business in society.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:50 pm

Kankakee County, Ill., Stays Open to Outside Garbage

<a href="http://www.daily-journal.com/">The Daily Journal</a>
The Kankakee County Board voted 14-10 on Tuesday to keep the door open to garbage from Cook County — but likely not to proposals for landfills.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:48 pm

Douglas County, Ore., Commissioners Explore Charging Landfill Fees

<a href="http://www.541radio.com/">541Radio.com</a>
Douglas County Commissioners will take another look at charging fees for those who use both the landfill and transfer sites around the county.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:43 pm

Bidder Buys Defunct N.H. Incinerator for $1.63M

<a href="http://www.sentinelsource.com/">SentinelSource.com</a>
The shuttered Wheelabrator incinerator on Grissom Lane was sold at auction Tuesday for $1.63 million, with the buyer saying he plans to use it to burn municipal waste.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:40 pm

Iowa Lawmakers OK Bill to Study Rural Recycling

<a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/">The Des Moines Register</a>
Members of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to allocate $100,000 to study recycling programs for rural Iowa.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 2:37 pm

Moving Organics & Composting Forward

The upcoming 3rd Annual Composting & Organics Recycling Conference at WasteExpo will provide critical information on organics management and the progress being made to expand the organics infrastructure in the U.S.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 8:28 am

UPDATED: SWANA Names Biderman as New Executive Director

The Solid Waste Association of North America has named David Biderman as its next executive director and chief executive officer.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 7:59 am

Missouri City Building Waste Transfer Station

Cape Girardeau, Mo., is building a new waste transfer station to handle the city’s solid waste.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:00 am

Regional Hauler Takes Pride in Recent CNG Selection

With eight compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in service and the addition of three to come this year, regional waste hauler Pride Disposal of Portland, Ore., is taking the next steps to reduce its carbon footprint and fuel costs.

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 1:44 am

North Dakota Approves Project to Recycle Oil Drilling Waste

The Associated Press
North Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure to create a pilot project aimed at treating and recycling some of an estimated 1 million tons of oil drilling waste annually for road building and other uses.

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Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:35 pm

Un proyecto busca integrar cadáveres con la naturaleza

Katrina Spade, una estudiante con una licenciatura en arquitectura, quiere construir instalaciones para convertir cuerpos humanos en compost.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 pm

A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost

Amid concerns about traditional practices, the Urban Death Project is attracting attention from environmental advocates and scientists.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 pm

Chef Lineup Announced for Dan Barber’s Food Waste Pop-Up, WastED

Daniel Humm, Danny Bowien and April Bloomfield are among those who will cook at the pop-up at Blue Hill, which will serve dishes devised from food scraps.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:00 pm

Starve a Landfill

Restaurants, home cooks and now a growing number of cities are embracing the belief that efficiency, composting and wasting less in the kitchen are just smart economics.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:00 pm

Even Composting Comes With Sticker Shock

Stickers have become all too common in grocery stores, creating headaches for composters.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:00 pm

Bottom’s Up in a Recycled Chandelier

Glass from recycled wine and beer bottles is shaped like a pine cone to make a chandelier.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 25 February 2015 | 10:00 pm

Extracting Data from a Dead Tablet

Exploring alternatives to taking a hammer to that glossy electronic brick.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 5 February 2015 | 10:00 pm

In Brooklyn, Fertile Ground for a Wind Turbine

Four years in the making, the new wind turbine in Sunset Park is expected to provide 4 percent of the power consumed by a recycling plant.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 15 January 2015 | 10:00 pm

Garbage Incinerators Make Comeback, Kindling Both Garbage and Debate

With the country’s record-setting trash output unyielding, new waste-to-energy plants are being considered, raising concerns about emissions.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 10 January 2015 | 10:00 pm

Recycling Electronic Waste Responsibly: Excuses Dwindle

With more retail chains offering drop-off bins, and as certifying boards hold recyclers to high standards, it is becoming easier to properly dispose of old devices.

Posted to NYT > Recycling of Waste Materials

Posted on 31 December 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

Personal & Contact Info

  • Owner/Founder
Henry Clayton

Henry Clayton

Personal & Contact Info

  • IT, Marketing, & Western Region Supply Manager
  • Bozeman Hub Operations & Public Relations
  • Account Setup
  • Web & Graphic Design
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Technical Writing
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Research
Josue Espinosa

Josue Erasmo Espinosa Capellan

Personal & Contact Info

  • South American Sales & Communications
Dale Dove

Dale Dove

Personal & Contact Info

  • Billings Hub Maintenance Man & Driver
LeeAnne Fusco

LeeAnne Fusco

Personal & Contact Info

  • Billings Hub Warehouse Supervisor
Yvonne Proeller

Yvonne Proeller

Personal & Contact Info

  • Textile & Shoe Sorter
Pablo Ramirez

Pablo Ramirez

Personal & Contact Info

  • Billings Hub Warehouse Worker & Sorter

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Collective Recyclers
1315 Allendale Road
Laurel, MT 59044
USA
Tel: 1-406-628-5855
Fax: 1-406-206-0200

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