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TAYLOR: Yes, Virginia, Our Recyclables Really DO Get Recycled
Column from Deboah J. Taylor

Yes, Virginia, Our Recyclables
Really DO Get Recycled

Photo by Martha Clarvoe.

A group of Otsego County residents toured Sierra Processing in Albany to find out exactly what happens to the items we place in our local recycling bins. Where does it all go? Does it really get recycled? How do they sort it?

When Otsego County’s official hauler, Casella Waste, empties our recycling bins at the Northern and Southern transfer stations, as well as the towns of Hartwick and Cherry Valley, the drivers haul it, unsorted, to Sierra Processing. Located across from the Port of Albany, Sierra processes—sorts and readies for sale—mixed recyclables for more than a dozen counties in the Capital District, as well as three in Massachusetts.

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