B.D.S.I. Recycling Center

B.D.S.I. Recycling Center, a division of A.J. Blosenski, Inc., was formed in 1994 as a MRF (materials recovery facility) for the recyclables collected on our curbside routes. As a dual stream, clean MRF, we sort and process the materials and bale the product for transportation.

It is then shipped to an end-user who will reuse the product in their manufacturing process.

Within recent years, the dynamics of the recycling industry has further developed and its fforts have significantly increased the education of environmental awareness. Consumer reactions have increased the amount of recycled product, keeping these materials from entering the waste stream.

In direct response to our customers and environment, B.D.S.I. has undergone recent expansion investments:

  • Horizontal baler which enables us to bale all our different recycled products
  • 100 ton scale and scale house offices
  • Safety training and conference center
  • Additional loading docks
  • Renovated employee locker rooms

Products We Currently Process

  • OCC (Old Cardboard Containers)
  • Plastic (Codes 1 through and including 7)
  • Aluminum Cans / Tin Cans / Glass
  • Mixed Paper

Our Processing Statistics

  • 2.3 million pounds per year of processed recycled products

“How To” on Recycling

COMMINGLED: Place in red bin

  • Glass: Green, Brown & Clear
  • Plastic: We now accept codes # 1-7 inside triangle on bottom of the container
  • Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Bi-Metal (Tin) Cans
  • Container Form: Bottles, Cans, and Jars Only
  • Rinse Clean; Labels and lids may be left on

PAPER & CARDBOARD:

Place in additional red bin, paper bag, or bundled

  • Newspapers
  • Phone books
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Colored paper
  • White & Ledger paper
  • Corrugated (cardboard boxes flattened)
  • Paperboard (cereal type boxes)
  • Envelopes (with and without windows)

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS FOR RECYCLING:

  • Plate glass
  • Aluminum foil
  • Five gallon buckets
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags
  • Pesticides, Cleaners,
  • Chemicals
  • Window tempered glass
  • Aluminum trays
  • Flower pots
  • Tissues
  • Oil, transmission fluid
  • Packaging material other than paper

THOUGHT PROVOKING RECYCLING STATS

ALUMINUM
Recycling 1 pound of steel or aluminum saves enough energy for a 60 watt light bulb to run for over 1 day. This equates to enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes in 1 year.

PLASTIC
Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

GLASS
The energy saved from recycling 1 glass bottle can run a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. Recycling also results in 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than making a new bottle from raw materials.

PAPER
Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents an energy savings of 64%, water savings of 58%, and 60 lbs less air pollution.