A bale of flattened soda cans is shown on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Cascade Recycling Center in Woodinville.
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A bale of flattened soda cans is shown on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Cascade Recycling Center in Woodinville.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Seattle has an over-recycling problem

Straws, wet paper and dirty containers are among the many items we put in our recycling bins that are actually garbage.

So, what happens to all of that stuff? And what’s the future of recycling in a changing marketplace?

Questions about recycling are among the most submitted to our SoundQs team. (Why are Seattle drivers so bad, ranks a close second!) On this week's podcast episode we're going to answer those questions by going on a tour of a recycling center.

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

Have a question about the Seattle region for us to investigate? Drop it here (if you don't see the form, hit refresh):

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