What happens to the recyclables?

Materials collected from municipal curbside programs will be taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), sorted into several categories or grades, each grade is baled and then sold to a manufacturer who will make new products from the materials. Watch how recyclables are sorted at the Waste Management Lake County Sorting facility 

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1. If a package states that it is recyclable, why can’t I put it in my bin?
2. Can I recycle my shredded paper?
3. Where can I recycle my plastic bags and film?
4. Garden Hoses? Can these be recycled?
5. Can Styrofoam go in the recycling bin?
6. Why can't I recycle hangers?
7. What happens to the recyclables?
8. Does my recycling need to be kept separated, for example, keeping paper separate from glass?