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The future of recycling in Okaloosa County is a landfill

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The future of recycling in Okaloosa County is a landfill
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The future of recycling in Okaloosa County is a landfill
The future of recycling in Okaloosa County is a landfill
Okaloosa County trash and recycling will still pick up as usual. Except now, both trash and recycling cans will go to a landfill.
Here’s the deal: Okaloosa County has a recycling contamination rate of approximately 25%. That means households don’t know what they should really be putting in the recycling cans, and are inadvertently contaminating what could by recycled.
In addition, this isn’t just an Okaloosa County problem. Countries like China aren’t buying the recyclable materials like they once were causing a shift in that market.
3 options: The commissioners were presented with 3 options. In a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Boyles casting the lone ‘No’, Okaloosa County will now collect trash and recycling but both cans will go to the same landfill.
In the video above, Commissioner Nathan Boyles and Commissioner Graham Fountain talk about that decision from last Tuesday.
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Ok, that’s all I have for you this morning! Hope you have a great Wednesday and we will talk tomorrow!
Jared
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