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Updated: 4/27/2020
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  • Separating
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Magnetizing
  • Sorting
  • This is the part were glass, paper, and metal are separated. Before this the items were shredded. Glass and paper go to a different facility.
  • Metal and plastic slide under the HUGE magnetic drum. It is designed grade things like wire hangers and tin cans.
  • Items are sorted three ways. Ballistic sorting retains 3D material like plastic bottles. It also sorts things out like plastic bags. Optical sorting uses infrared lights to scan through a thousand objects a in a MINUTE. Human sorting makes sure materials ares sorted correctly.
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