What happens to your recycling?

When you work with Remoov, we do our best to find a new home for your items. If your items cannot be sold or donated, we take the recyclable materials to Recology’s Sunset Scavenger recycling center.

We were curious about what happens to your items, after we drop them off at Sunset Scavenger.

According to Jennifer at Recology, items are sorted both mechanically and by hand. 700 tons of recyclable materials are “de-mingled” each day, and are placed in the appropriate sorting pile.

The next step in the recycling process is to sell the recyclable materials to different manufactures, who then use these materials to produce new items. Manufactures are continuously finding new ways to create items that are made from reused materials, which is good news for the environment.

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According to Jennifer, “Some of the items we receive are sold to manufacturers in California, typically glass and paper. The majority of recyclable materials are sent overseas.”

Many people question whether the recycling process is worth the time and expense. Others believe the recycling process produces more carbon emissions than it saves.

“Even though it takes energy and more manpower to recycle, recycling creates jobs, preserves natural resources, and reduces toxic waste and the amount of garbage sent to landfills,” states Jennifer. “There is extreme value in recycling, which is one of the reasons there is such a big movement for recycling education and outreach.”

Here at Remoov, we believe recycling is one of the best ways we can take care of our environment and ourselves. We are committed to reducing waste in the world, by increasing the recycling and reuse of products.

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