The North Coast Journal followed some of Humboldt County's recyclables down to Solid Waste of Willits. The company's single-stream recycling system sorts and bales the materials to sell to buyers.
Scottie Lee Meyers' story follows your cans, bottles and paper products from the end of your driveway to the edge of the world. Look for it in this week's issue, on newsstands today and online tomorrow. [Update: Story here.]