Recyclables that arrive to UCRRA are consolidated, then sorted into subcategories based on recycling market specifications.  Each of the sorted categories is then baled into large cubes, weighing 1200-1500 lbs. per bale. UCRRA sells these recyclables in bulk as commodities. The price per lb. and  the end user (or buyers of these materials) are subject to change on a monthly basis according to market conditions. Commodities may be resold several times after they leave UCRRA or before they becomes turned into a new product or consumer good. Most of the recyclables sorted by UCRRA are sold to recyclers in North America.

If you have a curbside collection program that is single-stream, your recycling does not come to UCRRA.