Check out the City of Ann Arbor's 5 minute video on how single stream recycling works:
On Friday June 28, a bus full of Planet Blue Ambassadors took a trip to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) out near Platt & Ellsworth.
|Looks like the sign had an accident.|
|The MRF building entrance.|
One of the things they told us was that they really don't want you to recycle small plastic lids or grocery bags. The lids tend to get sorted as paper, and the bags tend to gum up the works of the conveyors - as sort of illustrated below.
|Bag caught in the machinery.|
|These doors stay open all year, whatever the weather!|
|The bailing machine is on the right.|
The most important thing we learned was to NOT recycle lids or grocery bags. Who knew?