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Single-Stream Recycling at the Convenience Center

** PLEASE help control pests at the Convenience Center by rinsing your containers and ensuring all items are free of food residue!

How is all of this mixed recycling sorted?

Recycling from Henderson County citizens using the Convenience Center or curbside programs is taken to a MRF, or material recovery facility, in Enka, NC. The materials are sorted on conveyor belts by hand pickers, magnets, eddy currents, and pressurized air. Once the items are sorted into separate containers, they are baled and trucked all over the United States or shipped to other countries to be made into new materials.   

Check out this video to see the process in action.