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Republic spells out new rules for recycling in Edmonds (thanks to China)

 

What do you throw in your recycling bin? Apparently, China wants to know.

This week, the majority of Edmonds’ addresses received a letter from Republic Services, the waste removal provider to nearly all city residents, about the “market conditions of the recyclables.”

The critical takeaway of the letter was a nearly $1 rate surcharge to recycling rates for residential customers because China is dictating what can and cannot be in our recycle bins every other week.

Republic Services called this a temporary rate hike during an investigation of the options for how to process everythin...



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