According to KOGT Radio, County Road and Bridge Engineer Clark Slacum confirmed that recycling at the Orange County Landfill will stop at the end of the month. Recycling is a very large part of many communities, and it is unfortunate that we cannot seem to support it here in Southeast Texas. The reason that is always given is that the sales price of the recycled items is too low to make the recycling program viable.
Adding more garbage to the waste stream is bad news for the planet. If other states have created successful recycling programs, shouldn’t Southeast Texas be able to do the same?