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Sonoco charging Camden for contaminated recycling material
City will remove recycling bins after warning residents
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Starting Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging penalties to the city of Camden for the following items found among recycling hauls (left to right, from top down): mixed metals and wire, medical waste, hoses, clothing, food waste and plastic bags. Based on the number of recycling hauls it makes, the city could be charged up to $40,000 a year for Sonoco to deal with prohibited material or contaminants. - photo by Provided by the city of Camden
As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any “contaminated” recycling loads containing prohibited materials. “As you recall, a year or so ago, we had to stop recycling glass because they couldn’t get rid of it,” City Manager Mel Pearson told Camden City Council near the end of its meeting last Tuesday evening. “They’re focused on contamination now, and we have a significant amount of material that is generally prohibited in the recycle process.”

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