Innovation in Recycling

The future of solid waste management lies in the effective implementation of single stream recycling programs. Action Carting provides a variety of commercial and residential recycling services to meet your needs. Whether you have cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, tin or other metals that needs disposing of, we can custom design the perfect plan for you. Action will also recycle your construction and demolition debris, and we offer the certified destruction of confidential documents.

Commercial Recycling Services

Our recycling expertise helps you implement an effective facility-based collection and removal program. We offer single stream recycling and fully commingled recycling where recyclable materials can be mixed together. Commingling gives you the ability to remove a broad range of recyclable products from your waste stream without surrendering valuable office space. Or your materials can be sorted by commodity, depending on the available storage space at your location. Get started by contacting us today.

The Future of Recycling

In 2013, Action proudly announced its opening of the redesigned material recycling facility located in the Bronx. Within this new material recycling facility is an optical sorter. An optical sorter uses infrared technology to detect and separate all seven grades of plastics, white paper from mixed paper and cardboard from the rest. This allows Action to extract higher quality recyclables out of the waste stream, diverting them from the landfill. Our philosophy behind the purchase of this vast and innovate recycling center is to lead NYC into the future of recycling.

Our Award-Winning Facility

At our state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), we engage in the processing of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and aluminum. Our team has decades of experience in operating facilities and our innovative Bronx site is one of the most modern and efficient in the metropolitan area.

Single-Stream Recycling Program & Guidelines

The ease and importance of single stream recycling

Single stream recycling is the technology that allows all recyclables to be placed into a single container for collection and processing, and are then sold as raw materials to create new items such as newspaper, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, even steel and aluminum cans.

This allows our customers to place all clean recyclable items in one container, without the need to separate plastic from paper from cardboard, and so on. Action will pick up these commingled recyclables and process them at our award-winning, advanced recycling center in the Bronx.

PLEASE make sure you DO NOT include any food waste or residual food waste with acceptable recycled items! All acceptable items MUST BE put into CLEAR plastic bags!




Newspapers, Magazines, Inserts, White and Colored Paper, Telephone Books, Junk Mail, Shredded Paper, Blueprints



Corrugated Boxes, Corrugated Cardboard



Egg Crates, Shoe Boxes, Cereal Boxes


Metal Cans and Canisters

Clean Aluminum, Steel, Empty Tin Aerosol Cans


Plastic Bottles

All Plastic Containers #1 through #7, Clear and Blue Transparent Collection Bags


• Absolutely No Food Waste• Electronics• Needles/Syringes• Window Glass
• Styrofoam• Mirrors• Dishes• Carbon Paper
• Dirty Paper Towels/Tissues• Ceramics• Wires• Light Bulbs
• Hazardous Material Containers• Appliances• Pyrex Dish Ware• Batteries

New York City’s Business Recycling Laws

According to the DSNY Business Recycling Rule “Beginning July 19, 2016, all New York City businesses will be required by law to recycle metal, glass, plastic, beverage cartons, paper and cardboard. Certain businesses are required to recycle other items depending on their size and type. This list identifies items or types of items that businesses are required by law to recycle. DSNY encourages businesses to identify other items in their waste that may be suitable for reuse or recycling (in consultation with their private carter).

Does your business fall under the new recycling rule? Action can help.