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Rules changing fast for what's accepted, what's not, in recycling bins


April 4, 2018

As Chinese regulations are driving a recycling crisis in Oregon, companies are paying higher costs for recycling, and their list of recyclables allowed in comingled recycling bins is changing rapidly.

Sweet Home Sanitation Site Manager Scott Gagner issued a new list of acceptable recycling this week in an effort to improve the purity of the recycling.

Sweet Home has probably 5 to 10 percent contamination in its recycling, Gagner said. By contrast, China’s new regulations permit just .1 percent to .5 percent contamination. Oregon, as a whole, on a “very good day” might reach .5 perce...

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