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Community Spotlight: A county popular with tourists expands diversion stream

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Teton County, Wyo. handles about 4,500 tons of recyclables per year. | Carson Meyer Photography

Each year, as many as 3 million visitors come through Teton County, Wyo., drawn in large part by the area’s scenic destinations. With so many out-of-towners coming through, local recycling coordinators have to stay on their toes when it comes to outreach and education.

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First Person Perspective: Why insurance costs are on the rise for recycling companies

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The cost of insurance is on the rise for those in the business of materials recovery. | Billion Photos/Shutterstock

Recycling professionals are well aware that prices for many commodities are low and contamination rates are high. But due to the rising number of fires in recent years, materials recovery facility (MRF) operators are now encountering struggles around another area of their businesses: insurance.

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