Recycling

Since 1977 we have helped pioneer the field of recycling. Annually, led by our Zero-Sort recycling facilities, we recover over 800,000 tons of materials that include paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass.

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Recycling provides a perfect example of the teamwork involved in successful resource management. Households and businesses do their part to separate recyclable materials from their trash, and we do our part to collect, sort, and process them into high-quality raw materials for manufacturers to use in new products. Recycling works best when we all play our parts well.

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.

From our first recycling center in Vermont in 1977, to our current infrastructure of seven recycling facilities, Casella has pioneered the recycling processing field. Today, Casella is leading the industry with investments in recycling infrastructure, research and development driving the next generation of recycling technologies, and innovative recycling programs that are making recycling easier for our customers.


Casella's Pledge on Plastic Recycling

Concerns about plastic in the environment is at the top of everyone’s mind and constantly in our news cycle. Casella Waste Systems is a committed partner in the effort to solve this monumental problem. We pledge that all plastics collected on our residential recycling routes and processed in our Zero-Sort recycling facilities will not be shipped to locations outside of North America. We are dedicated to establishing new, responsible domestic partners to identify end markets and find a higher and better use for our materials.

Zero-Sort Recycling

Zero-Sort® is the single bin recycling service that puts more of your discarded materials back into the world and less of it into the landfill. No sorting of recyclable material on your end makes recycling quick and easy. Just focus on filling the bin and we take care of the rest. Our Zero-Sort facilities handle many types of recyclables including cardboard, paper, plastic and metal cans that are baled, remarketed and transformed into new products.

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