Foreign Import Policy Changes Are Impacting Recycling

What do you need to know?

Residential customers, please review the Spring 2018 edition of The Recycler.

Multifamily and commercial account holders, please review our May 2018 edition of Waste Matters.


Know Where It Goes. Sort Smart!

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For residents of single-family homes:

Residential Service/Recycling Guide

Residential Organics Collection

For commercial customers and  residents of multi-family complexes:

Paper Recycling

Container Recycling

Cardboard Recycling

Organics Recycling – Please contact us if you are not yet participating in this program. Note that in the absence of an Organics collection cart/bin, food scraps and food-soiled paper belong in the garbage.


For more information on the recycling crisis and recycling’s future, please review the information provided by the following links:

11/29/18: Waste Dive – EPA Recycling Summit highlights lack of national responsibility

11/28/18: – How the U.S. Recycling Market is Faring Under China

11/27/18: Resource Recycling – China trade roundup: More materials barred at year’s end

11/17/18: CNBC – How to keep recycling from turning into “wishcycling”

11/16/18: Waste Dive – How recycling is changing in all 50 states

11/6/18: Resource Recycling – More major haulers report recycling pain

10/23/18: Waste Dive – China’s new role in the global recycling economy

10/16/18: Waste Advantage – 3 Models of Collaboration for Sustainable Packaging Innovation

10/15/18: Waste Advantage – Changing Recycling Rules Reveal What is Truly Recyclable

10/4/18: – U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

10/1/18: BuzzFeed (video) – I Want You To Stop Recycling

9/29/18: The Economist – The poor world and the rich world face different problems with their waste

9/26/18: – China’s Recycling Regulations: How American Cities Can Benefit

9/11/18: – Tackling Contamination in the Era of E-commerce, China’s Import Ban

9/1/18: Waste Advantage – China’s Recycling Import Ban: Uncertain Times for Solid Waste Agencies

8/30/18: – Set Recycling Goals Based on Science, Not Wishful Thinking

8/21/18: Resource Recycling – Markets update: More domestic talk as overseas options dwindle

8/14/18: NBC News Bay Area (video) – Recycling Troubles: Companies Struggle with New Tariffs

8/9/18: – Recycling Industry Responds to China Tariffs on Paper, Plastics

8/5/18: CBS News – Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic

7/20/18: – China Ban Could Force Americans to Clean Up

7/18/18: Resource Recycling – China moves to extend ban to all materials

7/17/18: Waste360.c0m – Keep Calm and Recycle On: The Sky Isn’t Falling

7/6/18: – Time to Recycle Smarter

6/26/18: Resource – China Adds Another Hurdle for Exporters

6/20/18: The Verge – China’s plastic waste ban will leave 111 million tons of trash with nowhere to go

6/20/18: The Washington Post – A Giant Wave of Plastic Garbage Could Flood the U.S., a study says

6/15/18: Waste Advantage Magazine – SWANA Provides Update on Impact of China’s Waste Import Restrictions on Recycling Programs

6/12/18: Resource – Exporter Describes Southeast Asian Shipment Strife

6/11/18: Bloomberg (Audio) – Recycling, The Crisis After China’s ‘No’

6/8/18: VOA News – China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for US Recyclers

6/1/18: –  Who Killed Recycling? The Harm to Recycling Has Been Inflicted by Recycling’s Friends, Not its Enemies

5/26/18: Los Angeles Times – California Has a Recycling Crisis. The Only Way to Solve It Is To Stop Making So Much Trash

5/24/18: Berg Mill Supply – Is Recycling’s Future Headed Toward the Trash?

5/19/18: 1 News (Video) – Just south of Thames is this mind bogglingly city of plastic…

5/19/18: WasteDive.comNRC: China’s import ban exposed poor US recycling practices

5/19/18: Waste360.comNRC Calls for U.S. Recycling Improvements Amid China Crackdown

5/17/18: KRON 4 (Video) – California’s Recycling Crisis

4/20/18: CNN Money – China refuses to recycle more of the world’s trash