Hancock County Waste Hauler Will Stop Collecting Plastics

6/29/17 – 5:30 A.M.

A Hancock County waste hauler won’t accept plastic recycling starting in mid-July. John Benton of H&O Services tells the Courier too many people have been stuffing their recycling bins with non-recyclable items. As a result, H&O will stop accepting plastics at their drop off locations at 4500 Fostoria Avenue and 109 East Lincoln Street.

Benton says many items dropped off at the locations don’t have any commodity value, so they end up in the landfill. That ends up costing the company, which has to pay for taking the extra items to the landfill.

H&O will still collect corrugated cardboard, paper, aluminum cans and metal scraps at the two locations. Litter Landing on East Sandusky Street is still taking many plastic types.

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