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Moving Wilton Forward Into Single Stream Recycling

Dana Lee and Darleen Vento, both of D.A.Vento, with Peg Koellmer, President of Wilton Go Green Photo Credit: Contributed
Dana Lee and Darleen Vento, both of D.A.Vento, with Peg Koellmer, President of Wilton Go Green Photo Credit: Contributed

Single-stream recycling has finally arrived in Wilton. The latest development for one-stop collection of garbage and single stream recycling will be on display by D. A. Vento Refuse at the Wilton Go Green Festival on May 3, 2015. This state-of-the-art technology is a split-body, rear-load truck that eliminates the need for curbside collection and continues to provide residents with the “back door” style of service that has been a staple in Wilton for generations.

Single-stream recycling is a large step in the continued efforts by our community to improve the environment. These new procedures eliminate the need to separate recyclables, and have proven to be very successful in reducing solid waste. The single-stream system has also expanded the catalog of recyclable items, creating a need for larger capacity receptacles on collectors’ trucks and in our homes. The co-mingled collection capability lessens a waste management company’s carbon footprint by eliminating the need for an additional truck to collect recycling. The newly designed, larger recycling section is a significant improvement upon the outdated, smaller recycling receptacles on many trucks. For most homeowners, a 65 gallon blue recycling toter has taken the place of the smaller, standard “blue recycling box.”

Information on Single Stream Recycling will be available for visitors at the D. A. Vento Refuse booth.

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