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Heading in for a tour of the Woodinville recycling sorting center. Not quite sure what happened in this photo... Entering the plant after our intro talk This contraption feeds the raw recycling up to a conveyor belt where workers pull out nonrecyclable garbage Where it all begins - the massive pile of (mostly) recycling, with a little garbage and a few big rats thrown in for good measure Removing garbage No playing in the machinery This conveyor belt carries the glass to a separate pile outside Another worker sorting something or other Picking out garbage How you move a giant pile of recycling around The whole dark satanic mill Actual recycling bins on the observation deck. Wonder if these get collected and trucked back around to the pile. The massive pile of glass