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City considers plastic recycling

McMinnville officials will discuss beginning a plastic recycling program, among other measures before Streets and Sanitation Committee members Tuesday night.
The collection effort here will be in conjunction with a recycling plant in Manchester operated in Vicam and managed by Viam Manufacturing. The company uses fiber technology by the Japanese company Oyama Chemical that produces PET stable carpet fiber from clear recycled PET bottles.
Officials have long discussed beginning a recycling program. However, the effort would have to be through the Sanitation Division of McMinnville Public Works, a self-funded garbage collection service that pays expenses through monthly user fees.
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