Areas of fog early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High near 45F. Winds light and variable..
Mostly cloudy this evening, then becoming foggy and damp after midnight. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.
Updated: December 9, 2019 @ 7:54 am
Workers at Pioneer Recycling Services pull trash out of items recycled at the facility in Clackamas.
Items collected during a morning of sorting through recycling at the facility. There are dozens of bins in the structure that collect the non-recyclable material.
A forklift driver moves a pile of items dropped off by garbage companies for sorting at Pioneer Recycling Services in Clackamas.
Hoses wrap around one of the rollers at the Clackamas facility. Workers have to stop the machines and cut the material free two or three times each day.
Workers cut away plastic wrapped around rollers during a stop in the sorting at the Pioneer Recycling Services facility in Clackamas.
Workers at Pioneer Recycling Services pull plastic bags and other trash out of items recycled at the facility in Clackamas.
A front-end loader drops items on a belt to be sorted at the Pioneer Recycling Services facility in Clackamas.
Items destined for a landfill that workers pulled off the belts at the recycling center.
A worker moves cardboard bundles into a container at the Pioneer Recycling Services facility.
Many items that people commingle in their recycling are not recyclable and are taken out and sent to a landfill by hand sorters at the facility.
A container is loaded with plastics at the facility.
A worker oversees the output of a compressed bundle of plastic milk jugs at the Pioneer Recycling Services in Clackamas.
The glass piled between bundles of plastic and cardboard is still recycled in the Pacific Northwest.
Pioneer Recycling Services hand-sorts recycling twice before bundling the items to send to recyclers overseas, domestically and in Canada.
Items from plastic bags to umbrellas end up in a trash pile at the Pioneer Recycling Services in Clackamas.
A worker at Pioneer Recycling Services pulld cardboard out of items recycled at the facility in Clackamas.
Milk jugs roll down a belt to be bundled at the facility.
Workers at Pioneer Recycling Services pull bottles out of items recycled at the facility in Clackamas.
A worker uses a front end loader to move sorted material into a re-sort pile. The debris are hand-sorted twice by the crews at the facility to try to cut down on contamination.
A worker pushes cardboard onto a conveyor belt to be bundled for shipment at Pioneer Recycling Services.
A worker shovels a mixture of glass and paper into a bin at Pioneer Recycling Services in Clackamas.
Changes in the recycling industry driving down costs, market opportunities
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