The material is then baled and stored until sufficient quantity is on hand to fill a shipping truck.* We then arrange for truckers to arrive at the facility and load their trucks with material for delivery to mills and markets. The mills and markets process the material: Glass is palletized into specific colors; aluminum and steel are melted; paper is shredded for insulation or washed and processed into clean newsprint, and; cardboard is ground into new fiber. The recovered raw materials are then either used by the mill or sold to manufacturers for transformation into new products.
Successful recycling is a labor intensive process and one that requires the assistance of local residents to achieve. You help complete the loop when you purchase products that are made using recycled materials.
* Glass is sorted by color at the curb when collected. It is then kept in a storage “bunker” and loaded into dump trucks for transport to Miller/Coors Bottling Company in Wheat Ridge, CO.