Just in time for Earth Month! New video makes it easier than ever to Recycle Right in the Wenatchee Valley

WENATCHEE, Wash. (April 22, 2022) – Recycling made easy! Just in time for Earth Month, there’s a new video that simplifies recycling and explains what Wenatchee Valley residents can do to help make local recycling resilient and successful.

The new video takes residents from their kitchens to their carts to WM’s regional facility that processes recyclables collected in the Wenatchee Valley. The Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology (SMaRT) Center is the centerpiece of a regional strategy to dramatically reduce waste and boost recycling. It’s the critical link between what residents put in their carts and the end markets where recyclables are made into new products.

The video takes viewers behind the scenes at the SMaRT Center, where 100,000 tons of household recyclables are sorted and prepared for shipping to manufacturers every year.

“Recycling only works when materials are actually made into new products,” said Tami Haggerty, WM’s senior associate for education and outreach. “That’s why it’s up to us to do what we can in our homes, apwaste management logoartments, schools and businesses to make sure we only put acceptable items in our recycling carts.”

“The new video is intended to energize and engage residents about waste reduction and recycling,” Haggerty said. “We’re trying to make recycling easier than ever.”

Check out the video now at wmnorthwest.com. Use the drop down to find your community and click on Watch Now to tour WM’s SMaRT Center.

About WM in the Wenatchee Valley

WM is the leading provider of comprehensive recycling and environmental services across the Pacific Northwest and North America. In the Wenatchee Valley, WM has provided services for more than 30 years. Today, the company provides solid waste collection services for Cashmere, East Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Rock Island, Wenatchee and throughout the rest of Chelan and Douglas counties. WM also owns and operates the Wenatchee transfer station and the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill, which has earned prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for enhancing biodiversity. For more information, go to wmnorthwest.com.