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


Last updated 6/18/2018 at Noon

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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