Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a “Red Wednesday”, which means trash and recycling pickup. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, fibre recycling is in trouble as China slows buying. From Recyling Today article:

By the middle of the week of September 18-22, it was becoming clear to traders in other parts of the world that the September market was going to be a difficult one. A trader based in the Netherlands tells Recycling Today, “Prices are dropping over here and none of the Chinese buyers is in the market.”

Sources in the United States are offering similar portrayals of the market, with one recycler in the southeastern United States saying prices for mixed paper are nearing zero.

“Prices have dropped significantly and orders have dried up,” says the MRF operator based on the U.S. East Coast. “It’s not a situation of where you’re worried about the price, it’s a situation of who can take it, who can move it. I think there are going to be a lot of companies who are going to have challenges staying in business.”

In better news, a new biomaterial, developed by Penn State researchers, could replace plastic laminates, and greatly reduce pollution.