Breitbart: Recycling is becoming too expensive for many cities in Massachusetts to continue offering the service for free.
“Since China announced the country would no longer accept recycling from the U.S., bottles, cans, plastic, and paper have become basically worthless,” according to WWLP.
Prior to the country’s decision, Waste Management earned nearly $80 for every ton of paper it collected. Now, it costs the company more to recycle the glass than it earns, which means it is much too expensive for cities to offer the service at no cost.
In January, Westfield’s Director of Public Works Dave Billips said the rising costs were going to have a “major impact” on his city’s finances.
“We’re looking at going from paying nothing to paying $500,000 a year,” he stated. more here