Gloucester’s Community Engagement department recently produced a special edition publication, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” with information on new recycling guidelines in the county. It is being mailed to all postal customers and has a bright green cover.
The guide also provides information on local waste convenience centers, harmful waste collections and a section for children.
There have been several changes in recycling, not only locally but worldwide, according to Gloucester County spokesperson Christi Lewis. She said many of the plastic products previously accepted for recycling are no longer being collected. Now only narrow neck bottles and jugs are accepted. Glass is no longer being recycled in Gloucester, she added.
According to Lewis, there are several reasons for the changes. One reason is that China, which once imported half the world’s waste plastic and paper, implemented higher contamination standards and greatly reduced materials bei...
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