Recycling Equipment & Services in 15123 Zip Code
Recycling Equipment and Services Terminology
With greener initiatives becoming on trend, the recycling industry is now big business. If you are thinking of getting into the field, or simply want to learn more about recycling equipment and services, the following terms and definitions may be useful:

Bale: In the world of recycling, a bale is not a block of hay, but a cube of compacted and processed material. Often plastics and metal are cubed, and this is done so in an effort to reduce both transportation costs and overall volume. Sometimes bales are held together with plastic or metal twine.

Corrugated: The term corrugated is seen frequently in the field of recycling. It often refers to either corrugated cardboard or corrugated aluminum. The term itself simply means that the material has been shaped into a series of peaks and valleys, or folds. This is done to increase the strength and usefulness of the material.

Materials recovery facility: When recycled items are disposed of and collected by a waste management company, they are taken to a materials recovery facility, or MRF. This is where mixed recyclables are separated into groups of paper, plastic, and metal. From there, they can be compacted and shipped for sale or reprocessing.

Special wastes: Any type of recyclable material that does not fall into the above mentioned three categories requires special handling. These special wastes often need to be processed separately, and include things like tires and motor oil

Waste Stream: Those interested in the recycling industry use this term to describe the life cycle of an item from the moment it is fabricated to the moment it is thrown away.


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412-462-0645
650 Noble Dr
West Mifflin, PA 15122
724-384-8916
1 6th St
Dravosburg, PA 15034
412-678-1923
12 Monongahela Ave
Glassport, PA 15045
412-420-6000
50 Vespucius St
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
412-462-1520
4903 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
412-664-0666
3100 Walnut St
Mckeesport, PA 15132
412-675-8530
500 Walnut St
Mckeesport, PA 15132
412-675-8530
606 Locust St
Mckeesport, PA 15132
412-751-3900
51 Will St
Mckeesport, PA 15132
412-431-1832
606 Hargrove St
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
412-351-3500
46 6th St
Braddock, PA 15104
412-595-8053
153 Meadowbrook Dr
Bethel Park, PA 15102
412-351-5703
100 Talbot Ave
Braddock, PA 15104
412-431-5329
2329 Wharton St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-723-2496
744 Rebecca Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
412-278-0200
56 Jaycee Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
412-823-2426
160 Mosside Blvd
North Versailles, PA 15137
412-384-7569
1500 Hayden Blvd
Elizabeth, PA 15037
412-833-1160
2423 Maryland Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
412-404-7941
6956 Upland St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
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