Rumors and misinformation are swirling around our community regarding recycling. The current and correct information is available at the County’s Solid Waste Website.
  1. Recycling is not going away.
  2. Recycling markets are international, and changes in Chinese policy have affected recycling programs, especially on the west coast of the United States. These changes have affected mostly mixed paper and plastic collection markets, but thus far we are not impacted.
  3. Contamination reduces and even eliminates the market value of recycled materials. Waste in Jefferson County is less contaminated that most due to multi-stream recycling and this helps our situation locally.
  4. Follow the County Guidelines on the County’s Recycling Flyer.
  5. County officials, their partners, and the Solid Waste Advisory Commission will advise us regarding any changes needed in recycling practices.
  6. The best source of information is the regularly up-dated county web site at https://jeffersoncountysolidwaste.com/
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