What happens to recyclables I put in my blue cart?

The City of Durham contracts with Sonoco Recycling in Raleigh to process all recyclables. Most local municipalities and counties either use Sonoco or Recycle America. We collect the contents of your blue cart curbside, deliver them to the City’s Transfer Station on E. Club Blvd, where it is all loaded into trailers and delivered to Sonoco for processing (sorting, and removal of unacceptable items). Sonoco has a combination of machines and people sorting the recyclables, and once sorted, they are bundled and sold to be reused/recycled. This video takes you on a tour of Sonoco’s facility: https://youtu.be/zN9BYsnVwHM

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1. Who is eligible for curbside recycling collections in Durham?
2. What happens to recyclables I put in my blue cart?
3. I heard all recycling is now going to the landfill. Is that true?
4. Some communities aren't recycling anymore. Will this happen in Durham?
5. How can I be a better recycler?
6. What do Durham residents recycle the most?
7. What items are worth the most?
8. Can you start collecting recycling every week instead of every two weeks?
9. Why should businesses recycle?
10. How can my business start a recycling program?