Information on “China Sword” and impacts on Recycle Markets

The Washington Refuse and Recycling Association recent published an in depth analysis on the challenges all recycling companies are facing in our region.   Their report can be viewed here:

From the report:

“What can you do to help? Check with your local recycling program to learn which materials are collected in the commingled bin through your program. Ensure that anything you recycle is on that list. Ensuring everything that goes into the bin is recyclable is crucial for reducing contamination. Source separation of recyclables from garbage is the first step. Recyclables must also be empty, clean, and dry. If you do not know whether something can be recycled, throw it in the garbage. WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!”

Just a reminder for what materials are accepted in our Business Recycling collection: