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By Garth Meyer
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Cardboard recycling bin will be removed at Colfax


December 26, 2019

What remains of the community recycling bins at Empire Disposal in Colfax will be gone at the end of the year.

Effective Dec. 31, the dumpsters for cardboard will be taken out, following glass and paper bins last April.

The reason is the reversal of profit margins in recycling, a service first added to Empire Disposal in 1984.

The company will still offer curbside recycling at $9.98 per month per blue cart or $30 for a large bin for businesses.

“Economics dictate these things and our decisions,” said Aaron Lawhead, site manager for Empire Disposal. “It's just not worthwhile anymore....

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