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By Willow Walker
The Transylvania Times 

Recycling Report Card: Making The Grade

 
Series: Talking Trash | Story 4

October 4, 2018



We'll now take a look at the economics of recycling each type of household material collected in Transylvania County and follow the course of these materials when they leave the county. It is important to note that just because something can be recycled, it doesn't mean it is always accepted for recycling.

The ability to recycle various materials is dictated by the proximity of buyers or resale markets for each type of material. If there isn't a buyer for black plastic salad bowls within an economic hauling distance, then those bowls won't be accepted for recycling, even if they have wha...



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