What is single stream recycling?
Single stream isn’t anything fancy. It simply refers to a new system that takes the 2 recycling “streams” collected through the Brookline curbside program - mixed paper and commingled containers - and puts them together in 1 toter. Voila. Single-stream. Two bins, now 1. It is still important to follow the same guidelines applied to the 2-bin program, except you put the 2 streams together.

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1. What is single stream recycling?
2. What can I put in my blue recycling cart ?
3. I am elderly or disabled and can not transport a large cart. Can I get a smaller cart?
4. What are the advantages to single stream?
5. How do I know what plastic is recyclable?
6. Are plastic bags recyclable at the MRF?
7. Should I wash my recycling before placing it in the bin?
8. Can I recycle Styrofoam?
9. Why can’t prescription or vitamin bottles be recycled?
10. Can I recycle a motor oil bottle with a No. 2 on the bottom?
11. Do I need to step on my plastic containers before recycling?
12. Are black, No. 1 microwaveable containers recyclable?
13. Why can't I recycle plant pots?