Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste

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Nearly a third of what Hamilton County residents are throwing away could be recycled. Another third could be composted. That's the finding of a new study from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

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China is a top global importer of many of the world's recyclable materials, but the country has begun banning dozens of these goods from several countries, including the United States. The move could mean the U.S. will have to ramp up its domestic recycling program.