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Recology South Bay customers are now able to pay their bills over the phone. Pay-by-phone is free for customers to use at any time. Call 408-418-5289 to make your payment (please have your account number nearby). We accept, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or we can debit your bank account. If you prefer to pay online or set up […] Read more.
China Tightens Recycling Import Rules
We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet. Read more.
COMPOST: Steps to make food scrap collection easy! You can place food waste, food scraps and soiled paper in your Organics Cart along with your yard waste. Keep a small pail or compost bucket in the kitchen for easy access to dispose of food scraps and organics. These pails are sold in many stores and online. They are designed to be odor-free. Read more.