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A tour of three UCLA recycling and waste management sites

By Austin Yu

Feb. 27, 2014 12:08 p.m.

Bundles of e-waste are organized in the e-Recycling of California recycling site in Irvine.

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A worker at the e-Recycling of California e-waste recycling site in Irvine works on recovering materials from pieces of electronic waste, including some that traveled from UCLA.

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A piece of electronic waste at the e-Recycling e-waste recycling site in Irvine.

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Boxes of e-waste are sorted and organized throughout the facility.

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A large mound of waste, including trash that comes from UCLA, piled up at the Allan Company recycling site in Santa Monica.

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Recycled materials sit in bins, ready to be weighted and evaluated at the Allan Company recycling site.

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A copy of January 11's Los Angeles Times can be seen in one of the piles of trash in the Allan Company recycling site.

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A pile of glass bottles sits in a dumpster at the Allan Company site.

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A stream of trash flows down the line at the Athens Services Materials Recovery Facility in the City of Industry, where it gets sorted by workers looking for recyclable materials.

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Workers scavenge materials from the stacks at the Athens Services Materials Recovery Facility.

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Piles of trash are stacked at the Athens Services Materials Recovery Facility. It is one of six sites that handles the massive amount of waste coming from UCLA's campus.

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More workers at the Athens Services Facility sift through garbage to find recyclable materials.

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