COOS COUNTY — Changes in world recycling markets that began in January have caused Coos County to cut down contamination in its recycling by 85 percent.

“It’s unbelievable. It really is amazing … the residential side of things are totally acceptable at this point. We have a few things that are left in the bins that aren’t recyclable, but people are getting the hint,” Waste Connections site manager Bill Richardson said.

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