Follow the Trash #1: The Recycling Center
Updated: Nov 21, 2022
For the first in our series on refuse and where it goes, we follow the contents of your recycling bin to the Mount Diablo Resource Recovery sorting center and find out what happens there. Our thanks to the general manager, Enrique Castillo, who patiently answered our questions, and Adriana Medina, who walked us through the process.
And here it is: Big Blue! It's BIG! Twenty people work inside.
The cardboard separator:
How long before it decomposes?
And what does it become?
The recycling center is located at 1300 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565.