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Eugene expands list of non-recyclable items

The city of Eugene has added to the list of items that aren't allowed in recycling bins.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2018 5:18 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018 5:56 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The city of Eugene has redefined the list of what can and can’t go in your recycling bin. Officials say the changes are the result of fluctuations on the international market.

Here is a list of items that are no longer accepted in the city’s recycling streams:
• Plastic tubs.
• Plastic items number #3 through #7.
• Aseptic containers like milk and juice cartons.
• Shredded paper.

Experts say if these items get into bins they contaminate all the other recyclable material.

For a full list of what you are allowed to recycle, click here.

The changes went into effect on April 9.

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