Collectors & Recycling Companies
The companies listed in this section provide a variety of recycling
and/or collection services.
Collectors only provide collection service for recyclable material.
They do not offer refuse collection service. A collector will
pick up recyclable material from your home or business and deliver
it to a recycling company.
Recycling and composting companies operate the facilities that
take in and process the recyclable materials, and they also provide
collection service. For paper, glass and metal recyclers "process" means
compacting, baling, crushing and either shipping off-island or
delivering to a local end-user. For a composting company the
word "process" means that they are actually creating
the new product onsite.
Collectors and recycling companies may be willing to pick up
high-value recyclables from high-generation sites (condos and
businesses) at no charge, and some provide recycling containers.
For household collection, there currently are two collectors
offering curbside collection service to island homes for a fee
Refuse haulers, who traditionally hauled garbage, may have expanded
their services to include recycling collection services. A list
of refuse haulers is not provided on this website. Check the
yellow pages in your phone book for haulers. A refuse hauler
may charge for hauling your recyclable material, and then credit
you for the value of the material. If a hauler also provides
refuse hauling for your facility, recyclables might be collected
separately at no additional charge. Start by asking your current
refuse hauler what type of recycling services and containers
If you deliver recyclable material directly to the recycling
facility yourself, you will receive payment for most material.
The exceptions include yard waste, tires, auto batteries, where
the recyclers will charge you a fee to accept these materials.