Florida county seeks to resurrect recycling
After a nine-month hiatus, commissioners in Santa Rosa County, Fla., are working to bring back recycling in 2020. The attempt is to resurrect the county’s recycling program, which has been on the brink of collapse due to high material contamination rates and instability within the global recycling market.
Pensacola News Journal reports that county commissioners voted to adopt a contract with WPR Inc. to haul recyclables from the county’s central landfill to an area materials recovery facility. The contract was expected to begin on January 1, but WPR Inc. has not yet obtained some of the equipment it needs in order to begin hauling, according to the report. The county hopes recycling will officially begin again by the end of January.
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