by Young Kwak
With the recent switch to single-stream recycling in Spokane, workers at the Waste Management SMaRT Center sort recyclable products to be shipped to different places to be converted to new products. You can read more about it here. Photos by Young Kwak.
Bale Picker Rick McHenry removes items that don't belong from a bale of paper.
Small Equipment Operator Art VanDusen moves a bale of paper.
Heavy Equipment Operator Justin Duncan uses a front loader to move recyclables into a feeder.
Bales of recyclables wait to be shipped.
Presort Lead Jameel Henricksen, right, and Sorter Jerome Thomas remove plastic bags from the conveyer belt.
Conveyer belts move recyclables throughout the SMaRT Center.
Sorters Myron Flanagan, left, and Martez Williams process cardboard recyclables.
Sorters process recyclable materials.
Sorter Eddie Roberts processes plastic recyclables.
Sorter Ashley Clevenger processes paper recyclables.