What happens to the recyclables after they are collected?

Recyclables collected at the curbside and monthly drop-off are transported to the Waste Connection, Inc. at:
7923 Tom Drive
Baton Rouge
LA 70806

At the recycling facility or MRF, materials are sorted, baled, and shipped off to be processed into new recycled products such as:

  • Carpet
  • Construction Materials
  • Insulation
  • Newspaper
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic Lumber
  • Tin and Aluminum Cans

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1. What can I put in my recycle cart?
2. What time should I put out my recycling cart?
3. Which day should I set out my recycling cart?
4. What should I do if the recycling truck accidentally misses my weekly pick-up?
5. Can I recycle large corrugated boxes?
6. Can I recycle magazines, junk mail, newspaper inserts, and phone books?
7. What happens to the recyclables after they are collected?
8. Why should I buy recycled products?
9. Where and when is the monthly recycling drop-off for apartment dwellers and small businesses?
10. Where can I buy a compost bin?
11. My office or business wants to recycle, what should we do?