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What the Future Holds for Waste Disposal in Connecticut

Posted on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

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Waste disposal in Connecticut is a more complicated matter than you may think. After all a lot happens after you put your rubbish on the side of the road for pick up--the refuse does not just disappear into thin air!

There are scientists, engineers and marketing experts who are dedicated to finding the best solutions for waste disposal in Connecticut and elsewhere. Consider some of the surprising things the future may hold for waste disposal.

Easier Recycling

The reason many people offer for not recycling is that it is too difficult to sort materials and send out recycling. That’s why more and more areas are switching to single stream recycling programs.

Making it easier for Connecticut residents, and others, to participate in recycling programs. By employing these recycling techniques, more people will participate in the programs and less trash will enter our landfills

Green Collection Practices

Garbage trucks are big, dirty and use a lot of gas. Luckily, there are new collection methods already rolling out as well as some futuristic ideas that may come into play 10 or 20 years down the road.

Currently, you’ll see more ecologically friendly vehicles on the road. By changing to these vehicles, collection companies can save money and keep the earth healthier. However, those looking into the future see a time when waste collection as we know it won’t exist.

Further Legislation

The government has become more and more involved in waste use and collection. This will likely only continue to become more and more significant. There are a number of states that have enacted policies in regards to disposal of certain materials--even things that are as seemingly harmless as food waste.

Connecticut will likely follow suit in certain areas. This may mean a little more effort for waste collection firms, but will lead to a healthier environment for everyone.

Key Takeaways:

It’s important to remember that things are always changing--even waste disposal practices. Open your mind to some of the ways that this could change in the next few years, then you will be better prepared for any type of changes including these three that are already upon us:

  • Easier Recycling
  • Green Collection Practices
  • Further Legislation

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