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Wallowa County seeks recycling increase
ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County has set a goal to recycle 25 percent of its trash, a slight increase over its five-year average of 23 percent.
Susan Christensen of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality told county commissioners the goal is reachable.
“I think you could easily achieve the proposed goal,” she said. “There is no penalty if the goal is not met. It’s strictly an aspiration.”
Wallowa County has a voluntary recycling program with a center in Enterprise that accepts newspapers and magazines, tin cans, plastic, glass and cardboard. In Wallowa, Lostine and Joseph, the county provides recycle bins for public use. The county collects the recycling, sorts it at the Enterprise site and bundles it for shipment to a sorting center in Portland.
For the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of The Observer.