The sustainability of recycling is all about the balance between the cost of transporting and processing recyclables versus the value of the material being recycled. In other words, if there isn’t a nearby facility to process your recyclables, the cost of transporting and processing them is greater than the economic and environmental benefits of recycling.
However, we have set aggressive recycling goals. To meet those goals, we are continuing to invest in new recycling technologies and building new facilities that will extend our recycling network to reach more communities. So, while there may be no curbside pickup now, our goal is to make these programs more widely available in the future.
In the meantime, search your zip code at berecycled.org for drop off recycling opportunities.