Driver Shane Kuenzi sorts through a recycling bin in northeast Salem Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

Driver Shane Kuenzi sorts through a recycling bin in northeast Salem Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

Michaela Román/Statesman Journal

Marion County garbage haulers have begun a widespread program of fining residents for improper recycling.

That’s led to hundreds of complaints each week, said Art Kuenzi, owner of Suburban Garbage company, one of seven haulers in the county. Suburban covers part of Northeast Salem and Marion County.

But it’s still just the tip of the iceberg.

“We’re currently only fining for things that never should have been in the cart — plastic bags, swimming pools, umbrellas,” Kuenzi said.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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