California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Single-Stream Workshop

Waste Management Inc. Presentation

CalRecycle hosted a workshop on single-stream recycling April 2, 2003. Waste Management Inc. presented a PowerPoint presentation that was facilitated by Joel Corona.

Workshop Topics

  • State of industry
  • Paradigm shift
  • Efficiencies
  • Economies
  • Benefits

State of Industry:

  • Discovery of what to do... how to do it better
  • Benefits from technology
  • Sustained effort

Collection Efficiency:

  • Improve safety
  • Increase payload
  • Reduce drive time
  • Optimize fleet utility
  • Increase opportunities

Processing Efficiencies:

  • Greater capacity
  • Greater throughput
  • Lower incremental cost
  • Increase tonnage concentration

Community Benefits

  • Improve aesthetics and convenience
  • Improve participation and lbs. per set-out
  • Reduce time per stop and trucks on street
  • Greater employment opportunity
  • Greater employee safety


Star Screen
Star Screen in a Waste Management Faclity

Concave Camber Screen
Concave Camber Screen at a WM Facility

Sort Conveyors 1,2 & 3
Sort Conveyors at a WM Facility

Container Sorters
Container Sorters at a WM Facility

Installation Crane
Installation Crane at a WM Facility

Transfer Conveyor
Transfer Conveyor at a WM Facility

Single-Stream Material
Recovery Facility (MRF)
Floor Plan of a Single Stream MRF

Single-Stream Workshop

Last updated: December 8, 2003
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