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    Lewiston trash (February 2017 photos) - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Bales of recycled plastic waits to be picked up at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston. The bale of plastic will go to KW Plastics in Alabama.

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    Employees sort material on a fiber line and pick out anything that is not newspaper at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston.

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    Bales of recycled mixed paper wait to be picked up from the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston. The bales will be put into an overseas container and sent to Boston. From there, the bales will be shipped to China to be used to make paper.

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    Line leader Heidi Bowe picks out plastic as material passes by on a conveyor belt at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston.

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    Operations manager Scott Fortin uses a front loader to start the process of sorting material brought to the Casella zero-sort facility. Trucks from Maine and New Hampshire drop off material into this bay. From there, material will pass through 23 sorters at a rate of 20 tons per hour. Recycled materials will leave the facility in bales of plastic, paper, metal and glass.

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    Operator Jay Grizzard of Auburn stops to talk to a colleague at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston.

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    Recycled No. 2 plastic is baled and waiting for pickup at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston. The bale of plastic will go to KW Plastics in Alabama.

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    Lewiston trash (February 2017 photos) - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Employees sort material on a fiber line and pick out anything that is not newspaper at the Casella zero-sort facility in Lewiston.

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    Lewiston trash (February 2017 photos) - Andrew Rice/Sun Journal) | of | Share this photo

    The view from the top of the Lewiston landfill off River Road shows piles of ash in the active landfill, with the closed landfill and the Casella recycling facility in the distance.

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