Materials Processing

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At its three state-of the-art material recovery facilities located in Oakland and San Jose, CWS employees separate all types of recyclable material including paper, plastic, aluminum, other metals, glass, and textiles* and prepare them for marketing.

These operations employ a combination of mechanical processes and human sorting to recover as much material that can be remanufactured as possible.

Our newest facility in San Jose is one of the largest single-stream processing facilities in the western United States and can handle over 500 tons per day of residential single-stream recyclables.

The San Jose plant is available for youth and adult tours.


*For San Jose residents only