The market is driving significant changes at Baxter Recycling on Rossi Road in Mountain Home effective Monday.The changes involve the items being accepted for recycling.In a recent visit on KTLO-FM’s Local Matters with host Heather Loftis, Kelly Shrake says Baxter Recycling will now only accept number 1 and number 2 plastic items.
Shrake says the second significant change involves paper. She says Baxter Recycling is no longer accepting what is termed “mixed paper,” which includes magazines, junk mail and cards. The only paper now being accepted is white office and brown craft paper, shredded and bagged. Newsprint will continue to be accepted.
Shrake says Baxter Recycling continues to accept a number of items, with one other slight change.
In all cases involving plastic and cans, Shrake says the items should be rinsed, particularly containers for dairy products and pet food.
Shrake says Baxter Recycling continues to take bottled glass and electronics.
The changes have been implemented due to reductions in the market, primarily driven by China, which had been accepting about 40 percent of recyclable items worldwide.
A complete list of the changes implemented at Baxter Recycling is available at Baxter Day Recycling. Questions may be directed to the Baxter Day Service Center at 870-425-0664.
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