Douglas County suspends cardboard recycling

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- You can no longer recycle cardboard in Douglas County.

The decision was made by the county because employees were having to sort through contaminated cardboard, officials said.

They say workers spent hours removing wet cardboard, food, diapers, tobacco products and other things.

The county is hoping to find a cleaner and more cost effective option.

"(We're) working through different solutions, different processes, calling lots of vendors, trying different market procedures - things like that," said Douglas County Public Works Director Scott Adams.

Douglas County landfill and transfer stations will continue to accept tin, aluminum, oil, batteries, and yard debris.

If you have curbside pick-up, check with your local waste disposal company for any changes.

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