Recycling - What Happens To It?


Some of the Twin Cities haulers are picking up recycling with the same truck that picks up rubbish. The recycling appears to be going to the landfill instead of the recycling center but it is going to the recycling center, sorted and shipped off and made into new containers and products. The new trucks have separate compartments for rubbish and recycling with a special arm that automatically gets it into the right bin.

Tips

Call your city recycling coordinator to find out what you can recycle in your location

Remove lids but don't worry about cleaning the container perfectly

Don't buy what you can't recycle

When in doubt throw it out - don't risk contaminating the recycling  

Other Information and Resources

www.greenguardian.com    What you can recycle and where in the Twin Cities

www.reduce.org    Tips to help you cut down on your garbage


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