Dahl Disposal continues to distribute their tales of woe, just like the other two trash pickup services in Lincoln County – Thompson and North Lincoln Sanitary. By now you may have heard that China, which used to buy much of America’s trash in order to recycle it, isn’t accepting it anymore.
Dahl officials told the Lincoln County Commission that the trash industry used to make money on recycling. Now it costs money. A lot of money. And so residents of Lincoln County, like any residents in the far western U.S., will soon be paying more to have their trash picked up at the street. What the new monthly rates will be hasn’t been fully determined. But it will be a noticeable increase. Those new rates could possibly take effect sometime in mid-to-late summer.
The blue recycling carts will be filling up with a lot of the regular recyclables, but fewer categories of recyclables. For instance, plastic bottles numbered #1 and #2 can go into the blue cart just like always. So can cardboard, newspapers, magazines, junk mail and regular sheets of paper. Also accepted are tin and aluminum cans along with paper grocery bags.
Recyclable glass is not a blue bin ingredient. Recycling glass is possible only at two Dahl Disposal recycling facilities – 235 SW Dahl Avenue, Waldport and at 5441 Highway 20, Toledo.
What will not be accepted are plastic shopping bags, clam-shell plastic food packaging, and plastic bottles and containers numbered #3 through #7 (look on the bottom), shredded paper, and garbage. All of that stuff goes into the brown cart. So customers are going to have to take trash disposal more seriously. We’re all going to have to sort it out according to the information above.
All disposal services in Lincoln County have information on their websites and are available to answer your questions about this huge change in what goes to the landfill versus what is recycled. Those disposal company websites can be reached by clicking on the links below:
North Lincoln Sanitary