Recycling sorters pull non-recyclables off a conveyer belt at Garten Services in Salem on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Recycling sorters pull non-recyclables off a conveyer belt at Garten Services in Salem on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Anna Reed/Statesman Journal

Shredded paper, egg cartons, milk boxes and most plastic containers are all about to be banned from Marion County’s blue bins.

The county’s 17-year-old curbside recycling program is scaling way back on items it will accept, in response to China’s refusal to take most recyclable materials from the West.   

Beginning Monday, those items and more should be thrown in the trash, said Brian May, the county’s Environmental Services Division manager.

“It’s going to be huge,” May said. “Residents of Marion County are very big recyclers. We know it’s going to be a huge change to our nature.”

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.