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Milton-Freewater Dumps Curbside Recycling


Horizon Project Inc. recycling pickup driver Dave Pauley checks a recycling container for non-recyclables while doing his morning route Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Horizon Project Inc. recycling pickup driver Dave Pauley checks a recycling container for non-recyclables while doing his morning route Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

E.J. Harris/East Oregonian

As vendors across Oregon curb their recycling services, Milton-Freewater residents will no longer be able to recycle materials at their curbs.

Faced with losing its own recycling vendor, the Milton-Freewater City Council unanimously voted Monday to start its own recycling program, effectively ending curbside service in the city.

In an interview after the meeting, City Manager Linda Hall said the city needed to make the transition when Milton-Freewater’s recycling contractor — Horizon Project Inc. — told city officials that the organization could no longer afford to provide recycling services.

“They’re completely out of the recycling business,” she said.

Read the whole story at the East Oregonian.

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