Recycling Education

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Recycling Education:

GreenTeam of San Jose delivers all of the recyclables we collect to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located in San Jose.

The technology at the state of the art MRF enables workers to efficiently sort your mixed recyclable materials. A system of conveyor belts, screens, electromagnets and blasts of air separate paper from plastics, glass and other materials. Sorted bales and bins of materials are then taken to processing facilities before being sold to make new products.

The process of sorting your recyclables at the MRF is partially automated. MRF employees do handle much of the material. Please remember do not put any hazardous or bathroom waste in your recycling cart, including hypodermic needles and diapers.

For more information on the process, please click on Materials Recovery Facility.

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