Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

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Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] A little over two years ago, we opened the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America – the Southern Nevada Recycling Center.

The state-of-the-art technology provides the capability to process 2 million pounds of recyclable material per day or 70 tons per hour. Pretty impressive, right?

Let’s dig a little deeper into the advanced technology that makes this the smartest residential recycling center. Six optical sorters use 2D and 3D technologies to make material separation decisions in milliseconds. Operators also have a highly automated touch screen control system that allow for real-time systems management and monitoring, data acquisition and even remote access.

With all that, you might very well think our contamination at the facility would be super low, maybe even close to non-existent. But guess what? No matter how great the technology, the chances of the facility processing only the correct items starts with the customer.

That’s right! Nothing replaces your knowledge of what can be recycled and what should be sent to the landfill.

Community Relations Manager Jeremy W. does a great job breaking down common recycling mistakes for us in a local news segment. Whether you’re in Las Vegas or across the country, these are tips you can incorporate into your recycling habits.

Click here to watch the video.
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