Franklin’s recycling firm feeling the pinch

Johns Disposal in action.

Founded in 1969 Johns Disposal services cities, towns and villages in Dane, Milwaukee, Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha counties.

China has decided to ban all recycling imports, and that change is being felt here in Wisconsin.

“Our processing costs are not nearly what they need to be to cover costs,” said Dan Jongetjes, general manager of Johns Disposal. “Some of our communities, like Racine, have been willing to amend (their contracts) to help us, which we’re very grateful for, but that’s a fine line to walk.”

Read more from the Racine Journal Times here.

Sure would be nice to hear what’s happening in Franklin. Mayor Olson, Alderman Taylor, care to weigh in?

Related reading: Should Franklin (and other municipalities) dump recycling?


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