Two Salt Lake County cities are no longer accepting paper-based products in recycling bins

in Salt Lake City/South Jordan

Facing changing global conditions, two southern Salt Lake County cities have made changes to their recycling services in an effort to reduce contamination in their waste streams.

Draper and Midvale no longer are accepting a host of paper-based products, including cereal boxes, office paper, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, phone books, cardboard, brown paper bags and construction paper. Instead, they’re asking residents to focus on the “big three” recyclables: corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles with a neck, and metal food and beverage cans.

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