The glass, paper/cardboard and plastic/metal materials placed in the recycling containers are sent to the sorting centers. In these facilities they are separated by type of material in order to be sent to the recycling industry. This way the materials separated by all of us can be transformed into new objects in the future.

Valorsul Sorting Centers, located in Lumiar and Cadaval, are industrial units that, through mechanical and manual processes, separate materials for later recycling.

In addition to the two sorting centers, Valorsul also has six Ecocenters where citizens can deposit materials and objects that can not be placed in containers and can also be recycled.