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What makes Whatcom’s trash and recycling system unusual?

No landfills, and the only WA county with a privatized ecosystem

A pile of mixed recycling sits in the Lautenbach Recycling facility June 5 in Bellingham. The Ferndale facility only accepts commercial loads, such as the curbside recycling picked up by the Sanitary Service Company. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Tellman Local News Reporter
Editor’s Note: Diverted: Tracing the path of recycling in Whatcom County is a multipart series
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