Drop off recycling program facing challenges

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The Ohio County Solid Waste Authority is asking residents to be careful when recycling.

The county drop off locations are currently facing challenges with contamination.

This means loads of recyclables are being dropped off with unacceptable materials such as plastic bags, food waste and Styrofoam.

Contaminated loads are then charged a fee and could be rejected completely.

Officials said if things don’t change, recycling bins could be removed.

“They’ll probably just go away. We won’t be able to do it in this form anymore. We’d probably end up having to pull these and come up with another solution,” said Tammy Bonar, Executive Director of the Ohio County Solid Waste Authority:

“The biggest thing we’re asking people is to stick to the basics. So paper, plastics 1-7, avoid plastic number 6, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans,” added Molly McWilliams, General Manager for Republic Services.

Click here for a full list of items you can and cannot recycle.

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