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​PaintCare proposed to Oregon DEQ, which oversees the paint stewardship program, an increase in fees collected on cans of paint sold in Oregon.   Pending a public comment period, DEQ proposes to approve (PDF) the increase with conditions, among them that:   • PaintCare must submit quarterly budget reports to DEQ • PaintCare must...

Oregon DEQ's Peter Spendelow and ORRA's Kristan Mitchell sit down on OPB's "Think Out Loud" to discuss three things you should never put in your curbside bin. 

Story and Photo from Allison Frost/OPB.

Read more and listen here.


Press Release Issued by the National Recycling Coaltion on May 15, 2018

The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?
It is ours.  Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S. 

China has not been the creator of today’s crisis in the...


Although China announced they are suspending the inspection process for US material headed to China, from May 4 through June 4, 2018, it did not have a large impact on the commodities we ship.  Mainly, because we export very little material into China anymore.  The continued trade restrictions and bans on the commodities we...


WasteDive provides a great look at how China's recycling import policies are impacting all of us around the U.S.

Waste Dive began tracking this across all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) back in Nov. 2017 with a companion feature story. We sent a short questionnaire to each environmental agency about whether...