COLUMBIA CITY â€“ As the weather turns warmer, the amount of recycling generated in the county is increasing.
According to Dwayne Knott, Whitley Environmental owner and the recycling contractor, the countyâ€™s recycling participants had seemed to level off at about 70 to 75 percent, but he is seeing that number swell to 85 percent.
â€śOur guys have been slammed these past two circulations,â€ť Knott said.
â€śItâ€™s a good problem to have. As it gets nicer out, people are cleaning up. That generates more recycling.â€ť
Knott was on hand at Mondayâ€™s Solid Waste District meeting, and told board members that overall, residents were complying with recycling program guidelines.
â€śWeâ€™ve had some houses still regularly including items in their recycling that we donâ€™t take,â€ť Knott said.
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