We live in a closed-loop environment. Everything is connected. An innovative approach to managing today’s waste includes the realization that renewing the life-cycle of the products we consume is a critical step in reducing waste. The concept of managing solid waste means giving trash new purpose and a new life. It’s about turning waste into a resource.
In the last year alone, Casella renewed the life-cycle of over 3 billion pounds of traditional wastes through our materials recycling facilities and our organics recycling programs.
From our first recycling center in Vermont in 1977, to our current platform of recycling facilities in 15 states, Casella has pioneered the recycling processing field. Today, Casella is leading the industry with investments in recycling infrastruture, research and development driving the next generation of recycling technologies, and innovative recycling programs that are making recycling easier for our customers.
Zero-Sort Recycling makes it easier for our customers to recycle, promoting greater participation in recycling by eliminating their need to sort materials—and positioning us as a provider of choice in many markets.
Currently, seven of our materials processing facilities are Zero-Sort Recycling equipped, where all types of recyclables (paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, tin cans, glass bottles) are all placed in a larger single bin by our customers and mechanically sorted at our facilities.