Insights into How Our Facility Works and Recycling in General
What can we recycle?
This short video shows some of the items that we can and can’t accept for recycling. We are a Material Recovery Facility which means that we receive materials for recycling then separate and prepare them for distribution (via brokers) to manufacturing facilities. We can’t recycle plastic grocery bags, for example, because we are unable to process or ship them to a facility that will accept them. We suggest that they be returned to a participating store that has their own recycling program.
How do we process plastics?
Unfortunately a lot of the plastic we use in our daily lives can’t be recycled. This video shows how we sort and separate the items that can be recycled.
A brief look at our process of preparing glass for recycling. Not only does it reduce waste going to landfills but recycling also reduces emissions in the glass manufacturing process.
For more info about what we can recycle, see below.
We accept all types of plastic except grocery bags. There are 7 types of plastic, each presenting diverse problems with pollution and recycling.
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Motor oil in two gallon containers or smaller, antifreeze, and auto batteries are accepted. Computers, cell phones, and flat screen TV’s are also accepted. Disposal of tires and brush is available too.