Where do my recyclables go / what are they used for?

Recyclables are manufactured in to new products; some in the United States and some in other countries around the world. Generally, they are manufactured back in to the same or similar products but sometimes they become a different product. For example, plastic soda bottles are often shredded and re-purposed as insulation in winter clothing, automobile interiors or other consumer goods.

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1. How do I dispose of bulk garbage items?
2. Curbside Recycling Program begins
3. What type of recycling services are available to me?
4. When will the recycling services start?
5. Why should we recycle?
6. What items are recyclable?
7. When will our recycling cart be serviced?
8. Are we able to have an extra recycling cart?
9. Can I refuse to have a recycling cart if I don't want a cart?
10. Will I still be charged if I don't want a recycling cart?
11. What if my recycling cart wasn't emptied on my pick-up day?
12. If my cart is lost/damaged/stolen can I have another one?
13. When will my first charge for Curbside Recycling show up on my utility bill?
14. What happens if I put recyclables in the wrong cart?
15. What happens if trash is placed in the recycle cart?
16. My recycling was not picked up on my scheduled day. What should I do?
17. How will I know the Holiday Pick-up Schedule?
18. Where do my recyclables go / what are they used for?
19. Can I tour the Recycling Center?
20. How do I report a water emergency after hours?
21. How do I dispose of brush?