I think the City is throwing away my recycling.

 In Rumors

It is not true that the City is throwing away your recycling. Since the City started curbside recycling in January 2015, both trash trucks and recycle trucks have been utilizing the Atchison County Transfer Station to dump their materials; however, they do stay separated until the recyclables are moved to the Material Recovery Facility, located in Kansas City, Kansas. The County contracts with Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. to haul recyclables to the Material Recovery Facility, where the materials are sorted and later sold and reused.

The City requested data from Atchison County regarding the amount of recyclable materials that are sent to Deffenbaugh. The data showed that from January 1, 2015 to November 18, 2015, the City recorded having collected 153 tons and the County collected 92.65 tons.

Check out this link to see how materials are sorted and processed at Material Recovery Facilities:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CFE5tD1CCI

If you have any further questions, please email trash@cityofatchison.com