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At least 2.5 percent of the material collected from curbside recycling bins will end up going to a landfill after it leaves the Far West Fibers recycling facility.

At least 2.5 percent of the material collected from curbside recycling bins will end up going to a landfill after it leaves the Far West Fibers recycling facility.

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  • Multnomah County has released its latest biennial point-in-time homeless count. We speak with Denis Theriault with A Home For Everyone to learn more about the 2017 data.
  • More than 500 county government workers will return to work today after the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union reached a tentative contract agreement with Lane County. KLCC news director Rachael McDonald tells us about the eight-month union contract negotiations, and the effect the strike had on the county.
  • Have you ever been unsure about whether an item can be recycled curbside and tossed it in hoping for the best? We talk with recycling processor Vinod Singh and state regulator Peter Spendelow about what they call “wishful recycling,” explore the implications of the practice, and find out how the industry is responding to changing demand from China.  

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