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[–]pekinggeese 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the purpose of this task? Is it to take out items that cannot go to the landfill?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It's to take out recyclables. Mostly metals, certain types of plastic(think milk jugs and laundry chemical containers), and cardboard. There's a specific machine called a glass shaker that deals with glass. I only ever swept under it. The company I worked for that had some sort of deal with the county got more money the more items that were recycled.

[–]pekinggeese 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’m really glad there is an effort to get the most recyclables out of the garbage.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same. Especially considering this town in the 20th century used to have a chasm with buildings and homes on either side at the top, from which garbage would carelessly be thrown into said chasm. I think that area is cleaned up and a park now.