Recycling Challenges

Pro Disposal & Recycling offers recycling services as a way to reduce our collective impact on resources. We also believe in transparency when it comes to the costs of our services. For the past several years, the value of the recyclables is far less than the cost to collect and process. Recycle, because it is the right thing to do.

Recycle, because it is the right thing to do.

We believe in what we do, and the promise of recycling and reducing our overall personal waste. As we navigate the intricacies of the recycling industry and how it affects our business practices, we remain committed to providing our customers with accurate, honest information about these issue

During the past several years we have experienced a dramatic decrease in the value of recyclables and increased scrutiny on the cleanliness and contamination. For the most part, it has cost more to process single stream recyclables than the value of the material. This means we have paid the recycling facilities. Recently values have stabilized to where the cost to process is offset by the value of the material. Including the cost to run routes with fewer stops per hour, curbside single stream recycling has a slightly lower cost to operate than trash service.