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

Home Sweet Home recycling bins a success - Bloomington Pantagraph


Bloomington Pantagraph

Home Sweet Home recycling bins a success
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — The recycling collection bins rolled out by Home Sweet Home Ministries a year ago have been even more successful than the agency imagined. "We've collected 68,659 pounds of clothes and shoes (as of the end of November)," said Matt ...

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:39 am

City Sets Schedule for Garbage and Recycling Over the Christmas and New ... - Radio NB


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City Sets Schedule for Garbage and Recycling Over the Christmas and New ...
Radio NB
(New Braunfels, TX) -- Just a reminder that there will be NO residential or commercial trash or recycling collection next week Thursday (Christmas Day). , So if Thursday is a normal pickup day for you, then put your can to the curb on Friday the 26th ...
Republic Services reschedules garbage, recycling pickup in Kent over holidaysKent Reporter
Holiday schedule for trash and recycling pickupMaple Valley Reporter
Get the holiday trash pickup scheduleThe Daily Advertiser
INFORUM -Bernews
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:37 am

Aluminum Cans Hit 70-Percent Recycled Content, Study Notes

Aluminum cans, already the most recycled beverage container, now contain 70-percent recycled content compared with 68 percent in 2010, according to a new report.

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 3:00 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 19, 2014)

Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Duke Energy is joining other South Carolina utilities in agreeing to clean up toxic coal ash that has polluted groundwater and threatened rivers across the Palmetto State. A bill that passed the Michigan House of Representatives Dec. 4 would change state definitions of ‘renewable energy’ to include municipal solid waste and pyrolysis technologies. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:35 am

Auburn committee weighing recycling, pay-per-bag options - Lewiston Sun Journal


Auburn committee weighing recycling, pay-per-bag options
Lewiston Sun Journal
Members of the city's Solid Waste and Recycling Committee outlined three basic options for Auburn's trash and recycling program going forward. The city could continue the twice-monthly collections, switch to an automated collection system or switch to ...

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:15 pm

Recycle the proper items this holiday season - Herald Times Reporter


Recycle the proper items this holiday season
Herald Times Reporter
Residents can help the MRF be more productive during the sorting process by following recycling guidelines. Do not recycle foil wrapped paper, cellophane wrapping, ribbons or bows. Also, make sure boxes are emptied of non-recyclable packing materials ...

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:05 pm

Christmas tree recycling locations - Great Falls Tribune


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Christmas tree recycling locations
Great Falls Tribune
The Christmas Tree Recycling Project is sponsored by the city of Great Falls Public Works Department and Montana Waste Systems. For more information contact Ross Bartell, sanitation supervisor at 771-1401 or Montana Waste Systems at 761-2545.
Christmas tree recycling starts Friday in WichitaKansas.com
Henrico County offers Christmas tree recyclingwtvr.com

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:59 pm

Flathead County to consolidate recycling program - Daily Inter Lake


Flathead County to consolidate recycling program
Daily Inter Lake
The Solid Waste Board approved a recycling contract with Evergreen Disposal/Valley Recycling at its meeting on Tuesday. Prunty said the board earlier had attempted to negotiate a contract with North Valley Refuse but couldn't come to an agreement ...
Recycling: Sometimes smaller is biggerFlathead Publishing Group

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:41 pm

Electronics Recycling To Resume In Lake County - CBS Local


Electronics Recycling To Resume In Lake County
CBS Local
(CBS) – A highly successful electronics recycling program in Lake County is back on track after a temporary closure for lack of funding from the state or electronics manufacturers. Walter Willis, executive director of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake ...

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:04 pm

Clothing recycling now available in Rocky River - cleveland.com


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Clothing recycling now available in Rocky River
cleveland.com
Amware Recycling has bins, like the one on the left, between the senior center and the civic center in Rocky River for recycling old clothing. Other bins at the site encourage the recycling of paper and cardboard. There's also an Amware clothing ...

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:59 pm

Procter & Gamble Reaches Waste Reduction Targets

Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. reached its waste reduction goal six years early and reached 70 global facilities delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill, according to its latest sustainability report.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:31 am

Kittens in sealed box rescued from Hudson restaurant's recycling - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kittens in sealed box rescued from Hudson restaurant's recycling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Three kittens were left for dead next to a commercial recycling bin in Hudson, Wis., trapped inside a taped-up cardboard box outside a restaurant, where they sat until a passerby found them. The discovery of the trio by a property management employee ...

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:43 am

Come Together

Historically, the scrap dealers before us focused, laser like, on the quarter cent a pound that separates profit from loss in a low-margin business, without any of this environmental falderal so prevalent nowadays.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:24 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 18, 2014)

The St. Louis County Council says there is ‘growing consensus’ that the radioactively contaminated West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton ‘presents an active danger to the community,’ and it’s putting new pressure on federal regulators to take action. The Maryland Department of the Environment has introduced a 25-year zero-waste plan in an effort to reduce the amount of trash in the state. While Volvo works on an emissions-free truck, its Virginia assembly plant is running on 100% renewable energy. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:51 am

Recycling coalition stresses importance of organics at trade show - Middletown Press


Recycling coalition stresses importance of organics at trade show
Middletown Press
The group held its half-day event Tuesday at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. With the state seeking to boost its recycling level from the 25 percent it's at now to 60 percent over the next 10 years, O'Rourke the reuse of organics will be an ...

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:39 pm

Food Waste Recycling Firm BioHitech Expands Digester Business

Food waste recycling firm BioHitech America has expanded its service of on-site aerobic digestion systems in the healthcare industry.

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 11:24 am

SWANA CEO John Skinner to Retire in 2015

John Skinner, long-time executive director and CEO of the Solid Waste Management Association of North America (SWANA), will retire effective April 30, 2015.

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 3:59 am

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

A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian. Maryland Gov.’ O’Malley’s zero waste plan is drawing mixed reaction as environmentalists criticize the blueprint's embrace of burning debris to generate energy. After a Putnam County landowner's illegal landfill polluted a New York City drinking water reservoir, he will now, under a new settlement, be required to clean up the site and pay $245,000 in penalties. 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 December 2014 | 3:03 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 16, 2014)

Montana environmental regulators want the city of Bozeman to drill more monitoring wells and provide more information on the city’s plan for cleaning up contamination seeping out of an old landfill. Redevelopment of a capped landfill in Naples, Fla., will cost $6 million more than expected. The CI mattress program lost at least $1 million while squeezing out competitors by offering cheap inmate labor to mattress retailers in Seattle and statewide, a Seattle Times investigation has found. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 3:28 am

NW&RA Logs Concerns with Two California Agencies on Recycling, Waste Safety Plans

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) expressed concerns to two California regulatory bodies regarding state initiatives on recycling goals and waste vehicle safety.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Waste Management Notes Waste, Recycling, Environmental Progress in Report

Waste Management Inc. said it has removed more than 15 million tons of material from the waste stream for recycling in 2013, now operates more than 3,500 natural gas vehicles and generates enough landfill gas for 472,000 homes annually, according to its new sustainability report.

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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 11:18 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 15, 2014)

The garage at a Portland transfer station in was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Ocean County’s recycling agreements with its 33 municipalities are about to end, but officials in every town in the county have indicated that they will renew the revenue-sharing program. Oil companies may be allowed to dispose of radioactive oilfield waste at some North Dakota landfills instead of hauling it out of state under new rules proposed by the state Health Department. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 3:27 am

Vertex Buys Oil Recycling Firm Heartland

Vertex Energy Inc. has acquired used oil collection and recycling firm Heartland Group Holdings LLC for $16.5 million.

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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Covanta Takes Over Florida County Waste-to-Energy Unit

Covanta Holding Corp. is taking over operations of the Pinellas County waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Posted on 12 December 2014 | 3:00 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 12, 2014)

EU plans to tackle air pollution that causes tens of thousands of premature deaths and make countries recycle more of their rubbish are to be scrapped, according to leaked documents. Some residents in Lee County, N.C., are opposing Duke Energy’s plans for a coal ash landfill there. An Israeli water recycling company is proposing a hazardous waste treatment near Philadelphia. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 12 December 2014 | 2:35 am

Recycling Tips for the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holidays extends to recyclers as the holidays are a notoriously busy time for the collection and processing.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:10 am

Profiles in Garbage: High-Density Polyethylene Bottles and Containers

HDPE resin is produced from the chemical compound ethylene. HDPE bottles are blow-molded and are used for milk and other liquid products, such as detergents, shampoos, motor oil, drugs and cosmetic products.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:09 am

BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015, organized by the editors of BioCycle magazine, covers all the bases for successful organics recycling

Location

Red Lion Hotel on the River Portland, OR
United States
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BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015 — Hot Topics

  • Food For People, Food For Soil
    Focus first on food recovery and wasted food, then recover remaining organics to ultimately feed the soil to grow more food.
  • Clean Streams
    How municipalities, companies and institutions are effectively keeping contaminants out of source separated organics … both at the point of generation and at processing facilities.
  • Renewable Fuels
    Capitalizing on production of renewable natural gas for vehicle fuels to open opportunities and revenue streams for anaerobic digestion facilities.
  • Permitting, Siting and Financing
    How to succeed at procuring all three.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 9:18 am

Recycling Machinery Firm Zimmer America Launches

Zimmer America has formed a new company for recycling machinery, Zimmer America Recycling Solutions (ZARS).

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 7:01 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 11, 2014)

Palm Beach County commissioners Wednesday delayed a long-awaited decision about whether to start trucking in outside trash to burn at a new incinerator. A planned waste-to-energy incinerator for Hawaii County is almost five months behind schedule. The majority of Scranton City Council members oppose the massive, decades-long expansion proposed by Keystone Sanitary 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 11 December 2014 | 3:05 am

Republic Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in Indiana

Republic Services Inc. has opened a landfill gas-to-energy project in Argos, Ind.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Paper Is Not Just for Wrapping

Made from old newspapers and magazines, the decorations will prettify your home year-round.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 10:00 pm

EPA Revises Rule to Promote Responsible Recycling of Hazardous Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a revision of its definition of solid waste rule aiming to promote responsible recycling of hazardous waste materials and to push recycling innovation.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 1:00 pm

NERC 2015 Conference

NERC is changing things up by holding its 2015 Conference in the Spring. The day and a half event will be held on April 7 - 8, 2015 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.

Location

Chase Center on the Riverfront Wilmington, DE
United States
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NERC is changing things up by holding its 2015 Conference in the Spring.  The day and a half event will be held on April 7 - 8, 2015 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.  Update your calendars now and keep an eye out for the agenda and registration to be posted on the NERC website in January.

We look forward to you joining us in April!

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 8:23 am

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

Plans to close one of two trash-burning incinerators in Broward County have some folks fuming. New York City businesses in the food industry are required by Local Law 146 to recycle their organic waste beginning July 1, 2015. But the same law, passed last year, includes a provision that is likely to exempt every one of those businesses indefinitely. Sims Recycling Solutions has announced that all of its SRS facilities in the United States have received an upgraded e-Stewards 2.0 Certification. These are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry.
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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 3:38 am

E-Waste Systems Forms Joint Venture to Expand Electronic Waste Recycling

E-Waste Systems Inc. (EWSI) has formed a joint venture with an Indian company to expand electronic waste recycling operations in North America and Asia.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Waste360, Stifel to Present Third Annual Investor Summit at 2015 WasteExpo

Waste360 and Stifel Financial Corp. will present the third annual WasteExpo Investor Summit at the 2015 show in Las Vegas June 1-4.

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Posted on 9 December 2014 | 2:46 pm

Equipment Maker Bace Moving to New Headquarters in Charlotte

Waste and recycling baler and compactor maker Bace Inc. is moving to a new headquarters in Charlotte that also will include manufacturing space.

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Posted on 9 December 2014 | 9:53 am

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 9, 2014)

Minnesota forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state's Closed Landfill Investment Fund. Gov. Jack Markell has highlighted Delaware’s significant progress in recycling as the state sunsets a four-cent recycling fee. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has received 883 comments from area residents and officials about the proposed expansion of the CWM Chemical Services 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 9 December 2014 | 3:13 am

NW&RA, SWANA Send Mixed Comment on EPA Greenhouse Gas Proposal

Two of the waste and recycling industry’s primary associations expressed both praise and concern in comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) from power plants.

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Posted on 9 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Quincy Recycle Buys Imperial Paper Stock Recycling Unit

Quincy Recycle has purchased a recycling facility in Bridgeton, Mo., formerly owned by Imperial Paper Stock Co., based in Bridgeton, for an undisclosed amount.

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Posted on 8 December 2014 | 9:35 am

Lessons From an Ancient Time When Recyclers Walked the Earth

Archaeologists working at Qesem Cave in Israel discovered tools that indicated a prehistoric commitment to limiting waste.

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Posted on 1 December 2014 | 10:00 pm

Finding Takers for Lonely Leftovers in a Culinary Nook of the Sharing Economy

There are roughly 100 sites for sharing food in Germany, where concern about waste has grown in recent years.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 10:00 pm

From India, Chemicals for Cleaning Up

An interview with Pramod Chaudhari, the founder of Praj Industries, which speciales in bioethanol, waste-water and biochemical technologies.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:00 am

The Side Effects of Consumerism

In the United States, packaging makes up about 30 percent of all municipal solid waste. Mindful of the environment and their bottom lines, companies are trying to reduce that.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:00 am

The Circular Economy of Recycled Paper

By cutting down on waste, and using recycled and alternative fibers, a Dutch mill has put a new face on an industry often linked to deforestation.

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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 11:00 am

Nothing Goes to Waste

An exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design, craft and art opens in New York.

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:00 pm

Dividing and Conquering the Trash

Rubicon Global, a waste consultant, finds a lucrative niche in helping its business clients cut their hauling costs, and to recycle whatever they can.

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:00 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.

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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.

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Posted on 30 August 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
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
LeeAnne Fusco

LeeAnne Fusco

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  • Billings Hub Warehouse Supervisor
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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