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Solid waste authority scales back recycling program


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Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority board members Jeff Randall, left, and Richard Bouvette survey commingled recycled goods Thursday at the authority's transfer station. The commingling, or mixing, of items requires sorting and makes it harder for the authority to continuing recycling. Following the tour, the authority board voted to make its public dumpsters "paper only," in an effort to reduce commingling.


IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority is restricting what can be recycled in its dumpsters available for residents of member municipalities to use, transitioning to them becoming "paper only" as of June 1.

The move, approved at the authority's board meeting Monday on a three-month trial basis, comes in response to the frequent inclusion of non-recyclable garbage in the dumpsters.

Authority Administrator Chris Ann Bressette said everything from mattresses and televisions to vacuum cleaners have been left in the recycling...

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