The Glengarry News

'Critical' overflow forces township to landfill recyclables

publisher Mar 19, 2018 - 9:24am

A “critical” overflow problem at its Alexandria recycling plant has forced North Glengarry to landfill recyclable materials – plastic and paper products that can no longer be sold to China.

While the township attempts to solve the issue, people are being asked to help out by consuming less. “We encourage our customers to continue to recycle and to take pride in the amount of material that is being diverted from landfills. But we also urge them to find ways to reduce the amount of overall waste that they are generating, whether it goes into the blue bin or the trash,” says the municipality.