Some communities aren't recycling anymore. Will this happen in Durham?

Durham’s City Council reaffirmed its commitment to recycling by continuing to approve contracts with Sonoco despite the financial challenges that are sometimes presented. Recycling markets can fluctuate quite a bit. Some years the City makes hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenues from recyclables. Other years, it can cost the City nearly a million dollars to have them processed. Many communities that cut recycling programs are now re-evaluating as those decisions tended to be short-sighted. There are other environmental and social factors that are part of the equation, so Durham proudly continues its robust recycling program.

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1. What happens to recyclables I put in my blue cart?
2. I heard all recycling is now going to the landfill. Is that true?
3. Some communities aren't recycling anymore. Will this happen in Durham?
4. How can I be a better recycler?
5. What do Durham residents recycle the most?
6. What items are worth the most?
7. Can you start collecting recycling every week instead of every two weeks?