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Where does recycling really go in Manatee County? Take a look inside the facility.

APRIL 11, 2022 5:50 AM

Sorting your recyclable paper, plastic and glass from your regular trash is one of the first steps, but the journey toward an environmentally sustainable future doesn’t end there. The Waste Pro Recycling Center handles the vast majority of Manatee County’s recycling materials by collecting, sorting and selling more than 3,000 tons every month. The facility is a well-oiled machine that relies on conservation-minded residents who enjoy recycling, operators say. “We’re high on recycling because it’s the right thing to do,” said Bob ten Haaf, the company’s divisional vice president. “Environmentally, it’s the right thing to do, so we’re going to continue to do it.”


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