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What Happens to Recyclables

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The NYC Department of Sanitation leaving NYCWasteLess collects the following quantities of recyclables (from NYC residents, agencies, and institutions) and delivers them to private processors under contract with NYC:

arrowmixed paper recyclables: between 366,000 and 423,000 tons per year

arrowmetal, glass & plastic recyclables: between 250,000 and 331,000 tons per year

In addition to its curbside recycling program, the Department also collects organic waste and Christmas trees for composting.

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