Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle A look at trash and options for waste management and waste reduction
What becomes of your trash? • This is a view of what becomes of your trash as well as what can be done with recyclables by a local company.
Trucks of Trash This collection truck takes both trash and recyclables into the facility. The trash has never been mixed with the recyclables.
J & J Recycling Tipping Floor • The items far away are all going to the landfill • Items closer will be recycled.
Recyclables on the Tipping Floor Recyclables on their way to be sorted
Manual Sorting of Recyclables J and J is a clean MRF which means the recyclables have never been mixed with trash. They only take in non-hazardous materials.
Mechanized Sorting of Recyclables • Materials are sorted manually then by machine
The Baling Process for Paper and Cardboard • J and J Recycling actually looses money on recycling items like paper. Why do they do it?
Bales in Storage Some recyclables are stored until the price goes up. Can you think why this may happen?
Recycled Wood Wood pallets are also recyclable. Instead of taking up room in a landfill, they can be recycled into mulch.
Trash vs. Recycling Semi trucks like this one take trash to landfills several times a day.