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West Virginia County to Stop Accepting Recycling from Businesses

West Virginia County to Stop Accepting Recycling from Businesses

In an effort to stop hemorrhaging money, the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority will stop accepting recyclables from businesses in Kanawha County, W. Va. Nonprofits like YMCA will still be able to bring their recyclables to the Slack Street drop-off location, however.

The Solid Waste Authority has decided to make its current operation more efficient instead of purchasing a new building to process recyclables as planned. While this is not a long-term solution, Solid Waste Authority Director James Young feels it will sustain things for now.

Charleston Gazette-Mail has more:

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority will no longer accept recyclables from businesses in Kanawha County.

The new policy comes as the Solid Waste Authority is looking for a way to stop hemorrhaging money. “We’re basically subsidizing their recycling, in essence,” James Young, the Solid Waste Authority’s director, said of local businesses.

Young said that businesses often send trucks full of cardboard, which is worth very little in the recycling market, sometimes five times a week.

The Solid Waste Authority will stop accepting loads from those trucks today.

Read the full story here.

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