Why the sudden adjustment in our recycling mix?

In August of 2017, China announced to the World Trade Organization that they intended to stop Taking post-consumer materials (recyclables) from the United States and several other countries, due to increased contamination and damage to their own environment from taking contaminated recycling mixes from other countries.  China audited their recycling factories in July and found that most of their factories could not meet their new environmental standards, so they decided to halt imports.

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1. How do I get a city recycling container:
2. When is my refuse picked up?
3. Why the sudden adjustment in our recycling mix?
4. Since the City of Cortez has a source-separated recycling program, doesn’t it pay off with us taking extra steps to separate our items?
5. If we already use domestic markets whenever possible, then why do we need to separate our recycling even further than we already are?
6. Why is it so hard for us to get our recycling to market?
7. How can I further separate my recyclables, & what should I do if I have limited space to store them?