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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Giordano Recycling Company Is No Longer Taking Plastic Bags For Curbside Recycling

no longer taking plastic bags for curbside recycling

Changes in Curbside Single Stream Collection 2018

Note from Giordano:

The recycling industry at this moment is currently undergoing many serious changes that are effecting curbside single stream collection. China has recently put a ban on 24 different types of plastics, and also put strict quality standards on recycling. This is part of several movements that were initiated including the “Green Fence” and “Green Sword” that have impacted quality standards for marketable commodities. We need to clean up recycling curbside.

We are at contamination levels of 20-25% across all of the townships we service. This is very problematic as contamination and moisture levels have made entire loads unmarketable. Our facility (G&F Recycling & Salvage Corp.) is under an equipment upgrade process to comply with China’s new standards. We have made a substantial investment towards our equipment, but without clean material, we will continue to have issues during processing.

Our inspectors will reject our materials if we do not comply with these regulations.

If you have any questions please contact or call us at 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 –

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