Hemet City Council agrees to 67-cent ‘recycling materials fee’ request

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The Hemet City Council approved a request from CR&R, the city’s contracted trash collector, to add a 67-cent “Recycling Materials Fee,” due to the cutoff of China’s recyclables purchases in recent months. The council took the action following a presentation of a CR&R representative who showed how China’s decision to no longer purchase certain recyclable materials from the United States has left the international recycling market seriously reduced. Many of America’s waste paper and other materials now lay bundled in warehouses without any buyers, leaving recycling facilities with the option of burning, dumping or using the few new anaerobic digesters to turn the waste into biofuels, according to the spokesman. He said CR&R is looking into the technology. The
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