Recycled Prices Spike

Demand for recycled paper and plastic has spiked the price of the recycled materials collected from Wisconsin homes. DNR recycling coordinator Jennifer Semrau says a combination of fresh demand from new recycling plants in the US combined with the current supply chain disruption has caused the rise in prices.

“Now that the demand for recyclable materials is through the roof and so that’s benefiting Wisconsin communities and how they sell recyclables.”

Semrau says that while residents may not see much of a change in how they have to recycle their trash, they should make sure to keep contaminants out of the stream to help their local processors.