Recycled Material

Today we continue our discussion on single stream vs. dual stream recycling.  Municipal Curbside recycling programs have changed over the years, with more and more recyclers going single stream in recent years.  Today we will discuss some issues between dual and single stream collection. First the...

Today we are going to talk about the recycling process.  Do you know the difference between single and dual stream recycling?  Don’t worry you are not alone. Think about recycling in your home for a moment?  Do you put all of your recyclables into one bin...

Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! 2017 scrap pricing has shown some encouraging progress,  pricing has had some fluctuations over the past couple months, but all in all, seems to be much farther up than numbers in 2016. Good news from the recycling industry, from Waste...

Last week we discussed steel recycling and how it is the highest recycled material on the planet by a huge amount.  We will discuss the applications that ferrous processing equipment can help with.  Reducing the size of the steel that is going to a mill...

Steel is the champion of the recycling world, it is the most recycled material on the planet, more than nearly all other materials combined.  As of 2012 steel retains an extremely high overall recycling rate of 88 percent. The wonderful metallurgical properties of steel allow it...

There are many ways that recycling helps the environment. Some of the main ones include: Reducing Landfill The environmental problems of landfills is a difficult issue to fix. As more waste is put into landfills, the bigger the problem gets. Products that are not biodegradable or...

Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, let’s take a look at the current market of OCC pricing: According to Brian Taylor’s article from February 14th of this year, he had this to say from the Paper Recycling Conference in India (reviewing Bill Moore’s speech “he...

Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! 2017 scrap pricing is on the rise! According to Mark O Hara at Market Realist, “We did see some weakness in the scrap market in February 2017. However, thanks to improved steel demand, scrap prices could again start looking up.” The...

The following are prices reportedly being paid by processors for post-consumer recyclables and are intended for reference purposes only.  They do not connote any commitment to sell or buy at indicated price and may not include delivery costs. (WSJ=Wall Street Journal) Prices denoted are from...

Everyone has seen the triangular arrow located on a plastic bottle, many think this means that the bottle is recyclable; this is not really the case.  It’s all in the number located inside the triangle that tells the story of what you need to know. ...