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Southern Oregon's Rogue Disposal Limits Curbside Recycling To 4 Items


Calvin Wilhelm of Eagle Point recycles cardboard Tuesday at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in White City. Wilhelm says it is getting hard for the average person to know how to recycle.

Calvin Wilhelm of Eagle Point recycles cardboard Tuesday at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in White City. Wilhelm says it is getting hard for the average person to know how to recycle.

Jamie Lusch/Mail Tribune

Rogue Disposal customers are being asked to clean up their recycling act.

Spurred by China’s heightened concern over recyclables littered with trash, U.S. recycling exporters are demanding the same from local collectors such as Rogue Disposal.

As a result, Rogue Disposal is clamping down on what it will accept in its red-lid curbside recycling bins, and it will no longer pick up glass. People who want to recycle glass bottles and jars, up to one gallon, will have to take them to Ray’s Food Place stores in Central Point, Jacksonville and Phoenix, Sherm’s Food 4 Less in north Medford, Sherm’s Thunderbird in west Medford, and the Rogue Disposal transfer station, 8001 Table Rock Road, White City.

Recology customers in Ashland and Talent won’t see a change, a spokesman said. Recology curbside recycling, including glass, will continue being shipped to Eureka, California.

Read the whole story at the Mail Tribune.

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