recycling

Recycling changes could hit Josephine County

Josephine County, Ore. — An import ban from China has taken away Southern Oregon’s ability to recycle certain materials. Rogue Disposal in Jackson County has already made changes to deal with the impacts. Next, is Josephine County. Josephine County is planning to …

Rogue Disposal addresses recycling changes

Medford, Ore. – The new recycling protocols were only implemented seven days ago, but the restrictions for the community are creating more trash to clean up. We first told you about Rogue Disposal’s new recycling rules last month. The changes move some …

Recology Ashland can no longer accept plastic bags

Ashland, Ore. — With so many changes in the recycling world right now, Recology Ashland is no longer accepting plastic bags. Waste Zero Specialist Jamie Rosenthal says Recology Ashland couldn’t determine with certainty the bags were getting recycled. “We would hate for …

Oregon recycle laws changing in 2018

Medford, Ore.– An Oregon bottle law will be expanding to include more types of bottles and cans come the new year. That means for many that trade in their empty recyclables for cash, it could be much more lucrative in January. For …

Re-purposing furniture for a cause

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local organization is changing the way it handles some donations to help keep trash from going to the landfill. Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Environmental Quality are joining forces, hoping to teach people how to re-purpose …