Where do the recyclables go when they leave my curb?

EWS picks up your recyclable materials, and they are transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). At the MRF, recyclable items are sorted by type and then shredded or crushed, baled and loaded onto tractor-trailer trucks to be shipped to factories or mills and turned into new, usable products.

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1. Where do the recyclables go when they leave my curb?
2. Do I have to remove labels and lids?
3. How clean do containers have to be before I recycle them?
4. Why can’t I recycle plastic bags in my blue cart?
5. Do I have to bag my curbside recycling?
6. Why do I have to flatten cardboard?
7. Can I recycle pizza boxes?
8. Why can’t I recycle broken glass (such as a window) and dishes?
9. Who can I contact about starting a recycling program or garbage collection at my apartment complex or business?