So two weeks ago, I decided to get off my lazy ass and finally try to get some money from my empty cans and bottles. I had previously inquired with the Ralph's nearby and they directed me to a place I can go to to recycle my stuff. Because I needed exercise, I thought it would be a good excuse to take a nice walk. So off I went with my little rolling cart from staples with about nine fairly-sized plastic bottles and a couple other recyclables. I thought I was going to a vending machine-type recycling center like they have up in Valencia, but boy was I mistaken. This place was HUGE and smelled like anything. Needless to say, I was a little overwhelmed at first, but eventually figured out what I needed to do by asking around. And of course, I had to document it in photos for the rest of my villagemen (you) to see.
Here I am in line waiting for my bottles to be weighed.
A whopping $1.39!
Mountains of trash.
You take the receipt to the cashier to gives you the cash.
An assembly line!
All the other happy campers getting their recyclables weighed.
They take everything...
And I mean everything. Color paper, magazines, plastic bags...
A conveyor belt of some sort. (thank you, iOS 4.0 zoom)
Electronic waste too!
Saw this walking back. Should've known it was going to be big.