What Happens to your Blue Box Materials?

A recycling truck empties your blue box and takes your recyclables to a special “recovery” facility. At the “recovery” facility, both people and machines sort through the recyclable materials.

Once the materials have been separated, they are bundled and shipped to manufacturing companies around the world that reprocess the recyclable material to make many kinds of new products.

Recycling prevents materials from going to landfills, and requires far less energy than using raw materials to make something new. Many accepted recyclables never make it to the blue box.

Please don’t let any go to waste!