Shannon Baker spends her days picking through the trash, but she’d be the last person to tell you that her job stinks. “It’s awesome,” she said Monday as she took a break from picking recyclables off a whirring conveyor belt covered with trash. “This is a good job because it keeps you moving. You learn a lot.
You make good money, and also, you recycle.” Baker, 39, is one of 20 employees recently hired by Tulsa Recycle & Transfer Inc., 1150 N. Peoria Ave., to work at its new, $5 million materials recovery facility. The automated system includes a “fluffer” conveyer belt and magnet machinery to help employees pull paper, cardboard, plastic and metal out of the passing waste stream.
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