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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:08 am | Updated: 2:05 pm, Wed Apr 24, 2013.

Before material collected from Mesa’s blue barrel can be sent to a recycling plant to be made into new products, it must first be sorted locally at a materials recovery facility (MRF). Mesa residents are invited to attend a one-hour workshop from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Salt River Landfill at Gilbert Road and Beeline Highway (US-87), to learn about how the material is separated at the MRF, which uses a combination of high tech equipment and hand sorting.

Guests will also learn about what goes into operating a landfill of today and Mesa’s recycling program. City of Mesa and Salt River Landfill staff will be available to answer questions throughout the workshop.

Advance registration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshop and tour, visit http://mesarecycles.org.

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