Republic processes roughly 6 million tons of recyclables per year, making us one of the largest processors of recovered residential and commercial recyclables in the world! The highly advanced sorting technologies used at our state-of-the-art recycling centers separate materials in milliseconds. It’s fascinating to see how the materials are sorted, prepped and packaged to get ready for the next phase of the journey.
If you’ve ever wanted to see for yourself how a modern recycling center operates, tap into the resources that we have developed for students as part of our new Recycling Simplified Education curriculum. We can all learn a thing or two about recycling – and taking a virtual field trip of a recycling center is a fun way to see what happens to recycling after it leaves the curb.
Check out the recycling center video tours for all ages here. You’ll also find video tours of a modern landfill, as well!