'It's just silly to throw plastic straws everywhere': Local restaurants support no plastic straws

Staff at Pellitteri Waste Systems say there's too many people who think plastic straws can be recycled so when they are sorting through items at their facilities, hundreds of plastic straws get caught in their equipment.

David Michael Miller

Stricter import rules in China are adding another complication to Madison’s stressed residential recycling program, which is already dealing with an increase in contaminated materials and a depressed market for recyclable products, say officials.  “As recycling costs are rising, the demand for recycled materials is falling,” says Danielle Pellitteri.

Madison Recycling System sets ambitious goals while educating public on services

Market fluctuations impact what happens in Madison, according to Johnson. China, for example, made changes to the type of scrap material they are willing to import. They also set strict regulations about how much contamination they will accept in the bales of plastic, paper, and other materials that get sold into their country.  

Pellitteri Leads By Example In Sustainability

Pellitteri has expanded its fleet of trucks to include four compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to take advantage of the abundant American-generated natural gas and the growing number of CNG stations – including those popping up at landfills around the country where the gas given off from trash is converted into truck fuel

New city refuse contracts to save $1.5 million through 2021

City of Sun Prairie’s switch of trash and recycling vendors next April will save $1.5 million over the next five years. A $5.5 million, five-year contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems was given a preliminary OK at the Aug. 4 Public Works Committee

Talking Trash: Danielle Pellitteri recycles family's success

Danielle Pellitteri is part of a family legacy. The Pellitteri legacy...

Middleton to start weekly recyclables pickup Oct. 1

The city has amended its solid waste collection contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems to have recyclables picked up every week instead of every two weeks, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Around Town: For the first time, AtwoodFest recycled thousands of plastic beer cups

The Sierra Club’s Don Ferber, coordinator of the “Recycling Away from Home” project, spoke with one of the festival’s organizers, Steve Sperling, who spoke to city recycling coordinator George Dreckmann, who spoke to his waste hauler and processor, Pellitteri Waste Systems.

Pellitteri Waste Systems Lauded by City of Fitchburg for Role in Recycling Award

Pellitteri Waste Systems was recently recognized and thanked by the city of Fitchburg for services provided to Fitchburg’s Organics Collection Pilot program. The program, which ran from April 2012 through December 2013, was honored with a Excellence in Recycling Award from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Pellitteri aquires routes of Royal Container Service

Pellitteri Waste Systems has acquired the commercial trash and recycling routes of Royal Container Service of Monona.

Pellitteri to take over garbage, recycling, new pick-up day for half of village

In July the village board approved a five-year contract with Pellitteri for curbside refuse and recycling services. Pellitteri offered the lowest bid by a substantial margin over Waste Management – which has serviced the village for over two decades.

Going with Pellitteri will save the village nearly $600,000 over the next five years, based on the bids from the two companies.

New to your recycling bin: milk cartons

Pellitteri, along with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and other dignitaries, cut the ribbon on new Kipp Street Station recycling facility May 11, signaling added jobs for Dane County and more materials recycled rather than dumped into the landfill.