Whether an at-home handyman or small business owner in need of a disposal unit, dumpster rentals are a perfect way to keep your small to medium sized projects organized.
How Do I Know What Dumpster Size is Right for Me?
A 15-yard container is perfect for small-to-medium projects or if you have a limited amount of space to work with. These dumpsters hold 15 cubic yards are approximately 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet tall. A good estimate of how much space 15 cubic yards is the equivalent of 4 to 5 pickup beds-worth of material.
Jefferson Recycling’s 15 Yard Dumpsters are Available in the Following New Jersey Counties:
- Morris County
- Sussex County
- Essex County
- Passaic County
- Bergen County
- Hudson County
- Union County
- Warren County
- Hunterdon County
- Somerset County
- Middlesex County
At Jefferson Recycling we strive to be a leader in the recycling industry. Sending out containers that are source separated on site and encouraging our customers to recycle whenever possible, helps to reduce materials going to landfills.
Repurpose Reuse Recycle
Below is some information and frequently asked questions regarding recycling, provided by the State of NJ.
What is dual stream and single stream recycling?
Dual stream recycling and single stream recycling are both recyclable materials collection systems, but with one important difference. In dual stream programs, bottles, cans and other containers are collected separately in one recycling bucket, while paper grades are collected separately in another recycling bucket. In single stream programs, bottles, cans, and other containers, as well as paper grades are all collected together in one recycling bucket. Both systems are utilized in New Jersey, but single stream systems are more prevalent because they are typically found to be more convenient and thus tend to result higher participation rates.
Should plastic bottle caps be left on or removed from plastic bottles prior to placing them in the recycling can?
It depends. Some local programs may accept plastic containers with caps on them, while others will not. In the past the plastics recycling industry was not able to effectively recycle bottles with caps on, so the message to remove the cap was created. This is no longer the position of the plastics industry. The Association of Plastics Recyclers now promotes the “caps on” approach due to improvements in recycling collection and processing technology and growing demand for the high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastic caps. It is important, however, to first check with your local recycling program prior to recycling plastic bottle caps so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials.
What actually happens to all the recyclable materials?
What actually happens to all the recyclable materials? Once the commingled recyclable materials are collected, they are then sent to a recycling center that uses both mechanization and hand-sorting to separate the different recyclable materials into their constituent parts. Non-recyclable material is also pulled out of the mix to the greatest extent possible during this process. The separated recyclable materials are then further processed to make them more market-ready. For example, paper and corrugated cardboard will be baled, as will aluminum cans while glass will be crushed. To get a closer look at one of these recycling centers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qpG3mFEBI for a tour of the Robert C. Shinn, Jr. Recycling Center in Burlington County. Great video!
The recyclable materials are then ready to be returned to the economic mainstream as raw materials where they will be used to make new (recycled content) products. For example, recyclable paper will be sent to paper mills where it will be made into new paper products, recyclable glass will be sent to manufacturing plants where it will be made into new glass containers or fiberglass, recyclable aluminum cans will be sent to production facilities where they will be made into new aluminum cans and other aluminum products and recyclable plastic bottles will be sent to manufacturing plants where they will be made into carpeting, clothing and more.