Recycling and the Recession: How More Waste, Less Money and New Layoffs are Affecting Waste Management

More people are recycling than ever, but with the recession, can waste management groups still afford to process recyclables? While there have been terrific increases in the amount of waste being turned in for recycling, the value of these raw materials has plummeted in recent months — at the same time that waste management companies are coping with smaller work crews because of layoffs. More waste to process, less money to earn and less manpower to handle it all: Find out what all of this means for you and your recyclables.

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