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Newsprint can be recycled in White City

Every day in the paper, it asks us to recycle it. I’d been doing that for all the years I’ve taken the paper, but the park where I live no longer collects the recyclables it formerly did. The large red dumpster near my park only accepts cardboard, so where do I recycle the Mail Tribune? It seems such a waste to put it in my trash can.

— Ruth D., Medford

Commingled recycling isn’t what it used to be these days, is it, Ruth? With the collapse of markets for waste materials in China, a lot more of our waste seems to be ending up in the trash.

It’s not as convenient as before, but recycling centers are one way to prevent yesterday’s news from entering tomorrow’s landfill.

The best place we know of to ensure that your newsprint gets recycled is at the Rogue Disposal and Recycling transfer station, 8001 Table Rock Road, in White City. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

They will accept clean newspapers and inserts, but not magazines. They’ll also accept corrugated cardboard boxes, except for pizza boxes, rinsed-out milk jugs sans lids, along with clean glass bottles and jars without lids.

Other items can be recycled there for a fee, such as antifreeze, appliances, propane tanks and tires.

Ashland’s recycling center, at 220 Water St., is another spot where you can recycle newsprint. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to youasked@rosebudmedia.com. We’re sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.