This incident is not only perplexing but frustrating as it brings to mind one of the issues we have been facing at the center, the failure to bring clean, recyclable material that meets the standards shown by pictures in front of the bags and bins.
We are at a major crossroads in how to proceed. Changes will be coming in 2019 although we are still trying to determine what and how much will change.
Many people are unaware of how much Moab's recycling is impacted by global happenings. Last year, China enacted their National Sword program, to reduce the amount of trash coming into their country listed as recycled material.
When I correct someone for calling the Moab Landfill a “dump,” some folks think it’s just another example of “political correctness.” Let me share the real reason with my readers today.