If we already use domestic markets whenever possible, then why do we need to separate our recycling even further than we already are?

The estimation on the amount of recycling that the United States moved to China ranged anywhere from 60-90%.  Imagine all the other groups in our nation’s recycling industry trying to find new homes for their recyclables. This potential market glut means that the cleaner and more separated our commodity stream is, the more preferred our recycling commodities will be in the near future. Thus, the easier to move them to that market.

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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?