Private recycling collectors haul the materials to recycling processors for sorting before they are shipped to manufacturers. Ask your collector for a specific list of accepted items.
Incoming loads are scanned and sorted.
Companies use the non-contaminated recyclables to make new products, reducing the need to use raw natural resources.
Recyclables are sent to the landfill if they are mixed with contaminants — plastic bags, broken glass, food waste, non-recyclable plastics, clothing and other textiles.