This means that Gold Medal will dispose of all of your waste and recycling in a useful and non polluting way. We want to use it all. This means keeping as much material as possible out of landfills. By not using landfills – it is better for the environment and keeps costs down for everyone involved.
Gold Medal collects and processes over 100,000 tons of recyclable materials each year avoiding landfill disposal. Additionally, the majority of waste collected by Gold Medal is delivered to waste-to-energy (“WTE”) facilities creating a fuel for electric power.
Help Gold Medal keep items out of the landfill by recycling. Here are the types of materials you can recycle: aluminum cans, metals, paper, cardboard, glass and plastics.
What Is Single Stream Recycling?
Single stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).
Gold Medal also offers a reputable “paper only” recycling program called Paper Retriever. Paper Retriever offers an exciting paper recycling program where communities can encourage their residents to help their environment. Learn more about Paper Retriever.
Tips For Specialty Recycling Items:
While you could just toss everything else in our general container and we will take it, there are some special categories of things that can be separated and taken by you to dedicated facilities that are specifically ready to process these special items.
Batteries, computers, electronics
These should not be tossed in the general trash pickup container. Many communities have special recycle days to collect these items. Simply put them aside and take them to those events.
Certain retailers like Staples and Best Buy will accept your old PCs and batteries. Take them there so they will be re-purposed and reused in an environmentally safe way.
Return the old batteries to places like Pep Boys who will gladly recycle them for you.
Ink toner cartridges
Take them to Staples for recycling. They will even give you money for returning them!
Donate to places like Good Will if still in good condition.
Household Hazardous waste
Example: motor oil, gasoline, old paint – These materials should not be allowed to get back into our environment. Don’t just pour them out or down the sink. Instead take your used motor oil to Walmart who will gladly recycle it properly for you. For other materials like gas and paint check your area for a HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE facility.
Delaware County, PA lets you drop off hazardous household waste and electronics 4 times a year. Contact us for more details.
Bulky items / Metal items
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators (Freon and doors removed) and similar items are recyclable and can be used to make new items such as car parts and lawn furniture. Gold Medal provides collection service for large bulky metal items for nominal fee. Contact us today for a free quote!
Gold Medal is committed to doing its part to reduce America’s dependence on imported oil. The Company is committed to helping ensure a clean air environment for the communities we serve. Click here for more information.
Click here to learn about Gold Medal’s Paper Retriever Program: The Gold Medal Environmental Paper Retriever program offers an exciting paper recycling program where communities can encourage their residents to help their environment.