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Recycling in Spokane: County says to better clean and sort recycleables

Spokane County has restricted what recycling it accepts at transfer stations, and is now requiring people who drop off their recycling to sort it. That’s similar to changes that governments and recycling centers around the nation have had to consider, as China and other East Asian countries stopped buying American and European recyclables.

Christmas is over. Here’s how to get rid of your tree

The city is offering free curbside pickup of discarded Christmas trees. Residents who celebrated the holiday with fresh-cut trees can leave them beside their trash and recycling bins on regularly scheduled pickup days.

Senate passes plastic bag ban

Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.

Recycling best practices: A Q&A

Mixing trash with recycling can create problems all the way down the line, from the disposal bin to the landfill. We reached out to professionals for their tips on garbage disposal best practices.

Ick factor: NYC so far turns up nose at food-scrap recycling

New Yorkers are so far turning up their noses at the city’s ambitious organics collection program, which has stalled because not enough people are participating in the often-smelly chore of separating out all those table scraps, spoiled meat, rotten vegetables and cut grass.