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By Andi Bourne

Community asked to be more diligent with recyclables


January 16, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The recycling bins at the Seeley Lake Refuse District are clearly labeled and a trash can is provided to place plastic bags in once the sorted contents are placed in the correct bins.

SEELEY LAKE – Last May the Seeley Lake Refuse District stopped accepting plastic recycling due to continuing problems with improper sorting, low market value, increasing freight costs and overall loss of revenue from plastic recycling. At the end of 2019, the District stopped accepting magazine recycling due to low market value. If the market rebounds, Pacific Recycling in Missoula said they will consider recycling them again. However, continued contamination in the recycle bins in Seeley Lake could jeopardize the entire recycling program.

In a letter dated April 2018, Pacific Recycling...

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