• Rod Sarmiento

JUNK REMOVAL DISPOSAL MISCONCEPTION

Most Americans want to recycle, as they believe recycling provides an opportunity for them to be responsible caretakers of the environment. For this reason, consumers are always concerned of our disposal process and actually as us if their 'junk' will be going directly to the landfill or do we recycle? There are confusion that often leads to the misinterpretation that everything that goes to the transfer station (Dump) goes to the landfill. Majority of consumers are unaware of the Transfer station (known as dump ) is where the recycle process take place. When a hauler or Junk Removal company charge you a flat fee for the removal and proper disposal, about half of the payment collected from the customer will be used to pay the Transfer Station for the drop off. The fee collected by the transfer station is to compensate its employee to manually sort out all the different type of material such as Cardboard, paper, plastic, metals, Food, e-waste, Green waste, textile, glass etc etc. After each

material are sorted out by the transfer station employees, the material are classified by categories and are hauled in bales to a plant for remanufacturing .


Transfer Stations Recycling Process.


While the recycling process often differs by commodity, there are essentially three main steps of a Transfer station : collection, processing and remanufacturing into a new product.


  1. Collection: Recyclable materials are generated by a consumer or business and then collected by a private hauler or government entity and drop off to a facility of the local transfer station also know as Dump facility.

  2. Processing: The materials are transported by the collector to a processing facility, such as a materials recovery facility or paper processor. At the processing facility, the recyclables are sorted, cleaned of contaminants and prepared for transport to a milling facility or directly to a manufacturing facility. Some commodities may require additional processing for additional sorting and decontamination. For

  1. Remanufacturing: After all necessary processing has been completed, recyclables are made into new products at a recycling plant or other facility, such as a paper mill or bottle manufacturing facility.

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