Anonymous asked in EnvironmentConservation · 1 month ago

Don't landfills have machines that sort recyclables?

So why bother with separating waste ourselves? 

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I've never seen a landfill with such facilities. Plus you can make descent money bringing

    your empty bottles and/or cans to a recycling center while helping save the environment. 

  • 1 month ago

    No, landfills don't have such machinery.

    Commercial recycling facilities that specialize in a particular category of materials do, but only for the material they specialize in.

    Everything else is done by hand - either yours, or those of a waste management employee.

  • 1 month ago

    Negative. That machinery exists but it is rather expensive. In my area, some townships collect commingled recyclables and some require you to sort. THEORETICALLY, you could have mechanical sorting of most of the recyclables mixed with the rest of the refuse. You would never recover the cost of the machinery by selling the recyclables.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No they don't.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No. That’s all done by hand. 

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