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Southampton Town May Switch to Single-Stream System for Recycling at Transfer Stations

Southampton Town May Switch to Single-Stream System for Recycling at Transfer Stations

Transfer stations in Southampton Town soon could switch to a new, more user-friendly model for recycling that would eliminate the need for residents to separate reusable goods by material, both at home and when taking the items for disposal.

At the request of Brookhaven Town, with which it currently has a recycling agreement, the Southampton Town Board is considering switching from a co-mingling recyclable program—meaning paper, cardboard, and glass, cans, and some plastic. are separated into three different containers—to a single-stream recycling program, where all recyclable materials can be placed in the same container and are separated later.

The Town Board discussed the proposal at a work session on Thursday, January 7, ultimately deciding to ask for more time from Brookhaven, which needs an answer by the end of January. The board is weighing its options, including what the change would mean both economically and for the environment.

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