China’s tougher trash standards hurting Central Coast recyclers
Staff and wire report A global trash crunch that has created tons of used plastic and paper piling up at recycling centers across America has hit home on the Central Coast. Trash haulers are asking for extraordinary rate hikes as they slow picking lines and add staff to meet sharply reduced contamination limits for goods Read More →
Our view: Tougher trash standards a different kind of trade war
According to President Donald Trump, trade wars are quick and easy to win. However, trash haulers and recycling companies across the nation and the region will tell you about a trade war that’s dirty, long-lasting and a losing proposition. Since late last year, China has been raising its standards for accepting millions of tons of Read More →
Ventura recycling center treats storm water
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Gold Coast Recycling celebrates 25th anniversary
When California passed AB 939 in 1989, the mandatory waste diversion goals looked lofty and unreachable. But Harrison Industries of Ventura stepped up with a unique plan to provide all of its customers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with waste bins that allowed them to separate trash and recyclables. Twenty-five years later, Gold Read More →