Ever wonder where your recyclable items go after its collected from the curb?


They go to Winnipeg’s new recycling facility where artificial intelligence powered robotic arms automatically sorts all the paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, and plastics.

Roughly 90 percent of the operation is automated, however some manual sorting is still required to separate items not sorted by machines and non-recyclable materials. The facility processes approximately 150 bales of material each day. Each one weighs about 980 kilograms.