Our tour guide was incredibly helpful, taking the time to explain how they process each different material and type of material. She even showed us where they have to exclusively separate cat food containers from other metals. Sedona Recycle Inc uses an industrial baler to condense the materials they collect into manageable sizes. Here their cardboard and paperboard have already been processed through the baler, and the numbers spray painted onto them indicate each bundle’s weight.
In true devotion to “reduce, reuse, recycle,” Sedona Recycles Inc has this whimsical dragon at the entrance of their facility to show off the creative possibilities of our waste. (photos and text by Shannon Mackenzie)