The future of recycling in Warren County remains unclear, now that residents no longer have curbside pickup of recyclable aluminum, glass, paper and plastic.
Changes in the international market for scrap materials and the coronavirus have created “double trouble” for recycling.
The international recycling market ran into a roadblock when China stopped importing plastics and other materials in 2018.
That roadblock has hit in Warren County, which stopped curbside recycling pickup on March 31.
Southern Recycling General Manager Keith McKelvey said the challenge of finding markets is the main reason the company decided not to seek to renew its contract with the county.