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By Willow Walker
The Transylvania Times 

Recycling 101: Transylvania And Beyond

 
Series: Talking Trash | Story 3

October 4, 2018

Willow Walker

Most Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) that process recycling collected in single stream collection programs are a complex maze of conveyor belts, manual sorters, optical sorters and holding bins. This is what is necessary to separate large volumes of materials by type for sale in the open market.

Welcome back to our third story in a series exploring waste and material management in Transylvania County. This week, we'll look at recycling as an industry, how and why materials are collected for recycling, and the economics of recycling in Transylvania County.

We'll also provide a separate Recycling Report Card, where we will find out where each type of material goes when it leaves the county, and the economics and environ-mental impacts of recycling...



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