Trash and Recycling

IWS corporate clients are all balancing several factors. They want to do what’s right for the environment. And they also need to do what’s right for their investors and bottom line.

That’s why, while zero waste is possible with IWS, most of our clients choose a hybrid approach—where as many industrial waste products and recyclables are processed sustainably as possible.

We are the first choice for trash and recycling for many film and TV studio productions because of our capacity for recycling production materials—even as as extensive as handling food waste. Read here for more on our food waste and compostable dinnerware.

Some companies are committed to zero waste, no matter what the cost. For those, we process all of their recyclables, food waste, and even do Waste to Energy for anything that remains.

Ultimately, we offer the best possible trash and recycling program—workable, smart and on budget—for our clients.

Top 5 Recyclables

Not everything that you throw in a recycle bin is able to be recycled in Georgia. But these 5 Things can be accepted

  • 1s and 2s Plastic
    ​​​​​​​ - These are primarily drink bottles of any kind, milk jugs, most shampoo bottles (Only put in the bin when they are empty)
  • Paper of any kind
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Aluminum soda cans (Only put them in the bin when they are empty)
  • Tin and Steel Cans from vegetables, chili etc. (Rinse them out)

Given the right quantities and form, anything is recyclable.

Four Things NOT to put in a Recycle Bin

Recycling in Georgia is single stream—no little bins and bags, it’s all put in together. Here’s what you cannot include:

  • Food Waste and Liquids
    They can contaminate the entire load of recyclables and cause it all to have to go in the trash.
  • Tetrapak milk cartons
    While they say they’re recyclable, they have nowhere to go in the common recycling stream
  • Plastics that are labeled 3-7, like yogurt containers
    Also, though they say they are recyclable, they don’t occur in enough quantity in the recycle stream to be easily recyclable
  • Aluminum foil
    Aluminum foil burns to ash when it’s put into the smelter, so it also can’t be recycled

To discuss your company’s or production’s trash and recycling, please Contact us.

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