St. Louis suburb suspends curbside recycling collection

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Officials in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Kirkwood have decided to suspend the city’s curbside recycling collection program, starting on October 22.

Leaders made the decision because they have been unable to find a company to process mixed recyclables after their current processor, Resource Management, notified the city that it would no longer accept single-stream materials.

The situation is being blamed on unfavorable market conditions brought on by China’s regulatory measures for tighter contamination standards, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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