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As the recyclable goods market expands, related green businesses are growing. A 2010 Employment Trends in North Carolina’s Recycling Industry report from the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources said the state had about 15,200 recycling-related jobs in private sector businesses. Danny Keaton owns one such business — Danny’s Dumpster in Buncombe County. Here’s a photo essay chronicling how Keaton turns recyclables and compostables into cash. And read our related story about recycling trends in Western North Carolina.

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Kathleen O'Nan

Kathleen O'Nan is a contributing reporter to Carolina Public Press.

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