Recycling authorities that used to depend on China to take their materials need new ways to dispose of or sell the material. Some communities have resorted to using landfills, incineration or stockpiling.
But in Centre County, China’s new policy hasn’t been an issue for a simple reason.
“We don’t export material to China. We never have,” said Joanne Shafer, Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority deputy director.
Shafer said the national concerns about recycling haven’t affected Centre County in any major way.