Recycling is the practice of recovering used materials from the waste stream and then incorporating those same materials into the manufacturing process.
The Placentia Recycles program, offered through Placentia Disposal Inc. (PDI), uses three 100-gallon containers for residents to sort recyclables, yard waste, and trash. For more information on the Placentia Recycles program, check out the current issue of the Recycle Placentia newsletter (PDF).
Materials Recovery Facilities
PDI also assists the City in meeting AB 939 requirements by sending all waste collected from Placentia businesses to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where waste is sorted to remove recyclable materials. MRFs complete the process started when people separate their trash.
Recyclable materials arrive at MRFs from many sources including businesses, homes, curbside collection, public or self-hauling, public drop-off, and collection centers.
Cycle of Recycling
Collecting materials is only the first step toward making the recycling process work. Successful recycling also depends on manufacturers making products from recovered materials and consumers purchasing products made of recycled materials. Do your part and buy products made of recycled materials whenever possible.