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Lexington, Ky., Suspends Paper Recycling—For Now

Due to changes in the global recycling market, the city has temporarily suspended recycling paper.

Lexington, Ky., announced it is suspending paper recycling in the city due to changes in the global recycling market. City officials say the change is temporary while the city seeks a new outlet for recycled scrap paper.

The city is telling residents to put office paper, newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls and similar products in the trash, according to a WKYT report. The city adds that residents can continue to recycle corrugated cardboard, like moving and shipping boxes.

WKYT has more information:

The city of Lexington, Kentucky, is suspending paper recycling due to "changes in the global marketplace" for recycled materials.

City officials say there is an overabundance of material in domestic markets and Lexington's recycling center cannot store the paper long term.

The change is only temporary as the city is now seeking a new outlet for that paper.

Read the full article here.

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