Co-Mingled Recycling

CITY OF KUNA RESIDENTS


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PLASTIC CONTAINERS 1 AND 2 WITH THREADED NECKS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

These plastics include threaded tops and have a #1 or #2 on the bottom.

OPENING MUST BE SMALLER THAN THE BASE.

All other plastics must be thrown away or recycled elsewhere. Taking the banned plastics out of the recycling cart will ensure other materials will be recycled

PLASTIC CONTAINERS 3 THROUGH 9 ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Taking the banned plastics out of the recycling cart will ensure other materials will be recycled

WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT.

Co-Mingled Recycling Guidelines

  • Recyclables need to be relatively clean, dry, and empty. Examples of this include a mayonnaise jar wiped clean of residue with a spatula or emptying a soda bottle completely in the sink.
  • Lightly rinse the recyclable container, if necessary, to remove food particles.
  • Remove non-recyclable material from the items (such as plastic cereal inserts). Plastic and metal caps do not need to be removed from the recyclables.
  • Recyclables should be unrestrained when placed in your recycle container(s).
  • DO NOT bag recyclable items.
  • Recyclables must be out for collection the previous night or no later than 7:00 am the day of service.
  • Recycling pick-up occurs on your trash day, every other week. For your collection dates see the service days calendar.
  • View Acceptable Items Guidelinerecycling guideline thumbnail

Service Days Calendar Information

    Route Map – Kuna Recyclingroute map

    Collection days for Kuna Residents:

  • Recycling is collected every other week.
  • If the decal under your cart lid is RED, set your recycling out on the RED weeks, if its YELLOW set recycling out on the YELLOW weeks.
  • If your regular collection day falls on or after New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, collection will be one day later than usual.
  • 2023 Recycling Calendarrecycling calendar thumbnail

MORE ABOUTCO-MINGLED RECYCLING

Co-mingled recycling, also known as single-stream recycling, is a waste management approach that involves collecting multiple types of recyclable materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal, together in a single container. Unlike traditional recycling methods where these materials are sorted by the consumer or at recycling facilities, co-mingled recycling allows all recyclables to be placed in the same bin without the need for pre-sorting.

Once collected, the co-mingled recyclables are transported to specialized recycling facilities where they undergo a sorting process using advanced technology. This typically involves conveyor belts, screens, optical sensors, and other machinery to separate the different materials based on their characteristics, such as size, shape, and material type. After sorting, the individual materials are further processed and prepared for reprocessing into new products.

Co-mingled recycling aims to simplify the recycling process for consumers and increase recycling participation rates by reducing the need for source separation. However, there can be challenges related to contamination, where non-recyclable items end up in the recycling stream, potentially reducing the quality of the materials and making them less suitable for recycling. Proper education and awareness are important to ensure that only appropriate materials are included in co-mingled recycling bins.

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