Examples of Recycling Process steps

These are the first steps of the recycling process that can be developed in different ways and facilities:

  • Curbside Recycling: Many cities and municipalities have curbside recycling programs that allow residents to recycle materials such as metal cans, plastic bottles, and glass jars.
  • Recycling Centres: Recycling centres are facilities that specialise in collecting, sorting, and processing recyclable materials. These centres often accept a wider range of materials than curbside programs and may offer incentives for recycling.
  • Manufacturer Recycling Programs: Some manufacturers offer recycling programs for their products. For example, electronics manufacturers may offer take-back programs for old devices, and car manufacturers may offer programs to recycle old parts.
  • Private Recycling Companies: These companies offer a range of recycling services, including collecting and processing a variety of materials
  • Scrap Yards: Scrap yards specialise in buying and selling scrap metal, which can be recycled into new products.