Comment 73125

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted January 17, 2012 at 13:41:37 in reply to Comment 73123

be confident that anything unsorted you put in a blue box here is going to end up in a landfill - these folks do not have the time to sort through grams of materials with tonnes more coming down the line toward them

Unless the recycling centre was putting a big Soviet-style Recyclers Paradise tour when they had the open house last Summer, it appears that the sorting is done remarkably well by the staff there. The largest pile of recyclables in the plastic/metal section was, in fact, paper and cardboard. But it got sorted out and then merged with the other waste.

I asked the staff about the mixed recyclables. I was told that as long as only a small fraction is contaminated (with non-recyclables or the wrong kind of recyclable), then the staff can manage it on the line as it is configured.

I highly recommend the tour of the compost and recycling facility on Burlington Street the next tine one is put on.

A few photos here ... Garbage Tour! - a slideshow from flickr

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