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What do recycling trucks do?

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It’s no secret that recycling is an important way to help preserve our planet.

But what happens to all of those materials once they are picked up by the recycling truck?

First, they are taken to one of Elgin Recycling’s five full-service facilities and unloaded.

The items are then sorted into categories, such as scrap metal, electronics, paper, and plastic, diverting them from the landfill.

Scrap plastic is baled by Elgin Recycling employees, making it deliverable for mills all over the country.

As for scrap metal, it is melted in furnaces and molded into new shapes, making it usable to create new products. Whether you have 10 pounds of aluminum cans or 40,000 pounds of copper, Elgin Recycling is equipped to recycle your material in the most efficient manner. The company uses shredders, shears, and balers to prepare your material for mills all over the world.

All e-scrap is filtered from Elgin Recycling’s facilities through the company’s R2 certified warehouse ensuring that your electronics are handled safely and securely. Each hard drive received at the facility is degaussed with the company’s High Energy Pulse Degausser. With this technology, Elgin Recycling can assist clients in meeting compliance standards for government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to being recycled. The company accepts all kinds of end of life electronic equipment, from telecommunication systems to stereo equipment and CPUs.

Elgin Recycling has a fleet of flatbeds, roll-offs, and trailers to meet your every recycling need. Whether you are interested in a one-time pickup or a regularly scheduled pickup service, the company is committed to providing its best to both the environment and its customers.

Elgin Recycling : 660 Schiller Street, Elgin IL : 847.741.4100 : http://www.elginrecycling.com

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