A recycle truck is a truck used to haul away recyclable materials. With the increase in mandatory recycling programs, the importance of waste disposal companies owning vehicles that are specifically for recycling is important. A dedicated recycle truck will help to ensure that recyclable materials are not contaminated by the other waste that is thrown out with the garbage. This will help to increase the amount of recyclable materials that are able to be properly processed to be reused for new purposes.
Though any type of garbage truck can be used as a recycle truck, it is common to see side loading trucks used to pick up recycling. These trucks have an arm that extends from the side to easily pick up individual recycling bins and dump them into the body of the truck. Drivers can then offload their haul at a recycling center, preparing their recycling truck to head out on the next pickup run with the knowledge that they’re helping to protect the planet.