Universal Recycling – Stockton

3200 South El Dorado Street, Stockton, 95206, California, United States

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Brief Information About Universal Recycling – Stockton in California

Universal Recycling – Stockton is a material recovery facility that diverts waste from landfills/transfer station by producing cleaner recycled products. Recycling is made simple and low-cost with their dedicated dumpster service and local recycling center.

Universal Recycling – Stockton is located at 3200 South El Dorado Street, Stockton, 95206, California, United States. The facility serves select cities in California. Call (209) 944-9555 for further information.

Working hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: closed

Universal Recycling – Stockton Services

Universal Recycling – Stockton is a recycling center in California that provides a low-cost and sustainable solution to your recycling needs. The recycling center in California offers the following services:

  • Plastic Bottles Recycling
  • Copper Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Brass Recycling
  • Steel Recycling

Acceptable Waste for Universal Recycling – Stockton

Universal Recycling – Stockton processes several different types of waste to simplify recycling for consumers. The recycling center in California collects the following materials:

Metal

  • Radiators
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Nickel

Plastic

  • Mixed plastic bottles

Can I Recycle It?

Nearly all waste can be recycled, but how you recycle or dispose of it can be confusing. If you are uncertain whether you can recycle material and how to recycle it, you can check online on website provided by USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc:


For more information about recyclable materials in Universal Recycling – Stockton, you can find out by phone (209) 944-9555.

The Importance of Recycling

Universal Recycling – Stockton is proud to offer local recycling center services to encourage recycling across the community. Recycling is integral for facilitating the transition to a circular economy and lowering the impact of a commodity’s lifecycle on the environment. It is an important contributor to the American economy and is vital to preserving resources and conserving the environment. The Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report 2020 identified that the recycling sector across the United States provides 757,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in wages in a single year. For every 1,000 tons of materials recycled, this translates to supporting 1.57 jobs.


Most Americans recognize the importance of recycling but are limited by the infrastructure available to them. The Draft National Recycling Strategy outlines the need for a more robust and efficient community solid waste recycling network:


You can learn more about why recycling is important in this book:


FAQ

What’s the best way to recycle glass?

Glass is infinitely recyclable, so it is critical to deposit it in the right place and prevent it from ending up in landfills, since glass never degrades and affects diversity and the environment if it is not treated correctly. Most of the glass found in landfills comes from discarded beverage bottles. In the United States, according to EPA data, the recycling rate for glass bottles is only 31.3%.

The best way to recycle glass bottles is to take them to local recycling centers, where you can even get paid for your bottle recycling. In most of these centers the price they pay per pound of glass is 0.1 USD/LB.

Also, recycling glass saves tons of natural resources, such as sand, soda ash, limestone, and feldspar. Recycling glass also reduces carbon dioxide emissions, as the glass from recycled bottles melts at a lower temperature than virgin materials, which means less energy consumption in the production of new bottles.

What items are not suitable for recycling?

Not all the containers we consume are recyclable, even those that may seem so, that is why sometimes the local recycling center does not accept all the waste we carry. For example, while plastic bottles are the most widely recycled plastic products, not all bottles are made from the same plastic and their acceptance varies depending on the capabilities of each local recycling center.

In addition, the recycling services can reject your waste for recycling because it is dirty or contaminated since this means that it can no longer be recycled. Another reason facilities may reject materials is because of their shape, since some objects can damage the machinery, such as hooks. Other items that you cannot deposit in the recycling centers are:

  • Syringes
  • Bowling balls
  • Aerosol cans that are not empty
  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics
What can go in normal recycling?

To make sure we’re diverting as much waste from landfills as possible, it’s important to be aware of all the products that can be sent to your local recycling centers. There are many products that, if you separate them correctly, you can send directly to your local curbside recycling program.

Even so, as this varies depending on the capacities and facilities of the collection centers, it is always better to ask directly at your local collection center.

The products that can generally be deposited in recycling centers are:

  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, and mixed papers (As long as they are clean)
  • Bottles of plastic (almost all types)
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Rigid plastic objects
  • Cans, aluminum, steel, and metal containers
What is recycling?

Recycling is the process by which the raw materials that make up the waste that we use daily such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, etc., are transformed into new materials. This prevents these wastes from entering the seas or earth. But, for this to happen, a series of steps need to be carried out:

  • At home – separate and clean waste.
  • At local recycling centers – sort, pack, and store, for later sale.
  • At processing industries – treat the materials and transform them into new products.

For a few years, the United States entered a crisis due to the accumulation of waste, which was triggered by the new waste policies of China, which was the main buyer of waste in the United States. These new policies are much stricter and among other restrictions, they lowered the minimum standards for pollutants to -1%, which excludes the majority of waste from the United States.

What happens to recycle?

The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.

The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.

Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.

Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.

In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.

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