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Sustainival – Tour of Athens Services’ Recycling Facility

October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Do you wonder what happens to your recyclables once picked up from your home or from UCLA? 🧐 Well, they are actually delivered to what is called a Materials Recovery Facility, or a MRF for short, where people and a series of conveyor belts, screens, magnets, robots, and optical sorters sort and divide items by their material type. Hear from Brian Hunter, Assistant Operations Manager for Athens’ Sun Valley MRF, on what happens to recyclables once they are collected! This event is in partnership with UCLA’s Department of Custodial and Grounds.


Athens Services is a local, family-owned waste collection and recycling company that has been a fixture in the greater Los Angeles community for the past 60 years. We provide innovative, consistent and quality environmental services to our more than 250,000 customers in the 50+ communities we serve. Through reuse, recycling and composting, Athens diverts valuable resources from landfills.


October 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm