Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.

There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice.

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

Latest News for: Recycling antifreeze


Writing on the Hall: One City's Trash

Rutland Herald 21 Jan 2022
... or a way to properly recycle the materials and cannot adhere to OSHA regulations for sandblasting ... The city bought a Kleen King antifreeze recycler in 2010, according to Rotondo, just a couple of years before changes to the composition of most antifreezes rendered it unusable....

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. to Present at the 24th Annual Needham Virtual Growth Conference on January 11th

The Maryville Daily Times 03 Jan 2022
Our service programs include parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection and re-refining, wastewater vacuum, waste antifreeze collection, recycling and product sales, and field services ... Through our antifreeze program during fiscal 2020 we recycled ......