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By Max Erikson

Recycling gets trickier with new rules


November 8, 2017

The Klickitat County Solid Waste Department recently sent letters to county residents to bring awareness to the importance of following recommended recycling practices. The letter also addressed the challenges the county faces in light of China’s new restrictions on receiving recycled materials.

In July of this year, China passed new regulations on the intake of recycled materials from the United States and countries worldwide. Thirty percent of Washington State’s recycled materials are shipped to China, and that percentage is the same for Klickitat County.

Klickitat County, and the entire United States for that matter, are now scrambling to find places to ship those recyclables or ri...

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