NJ municipalities are cracking down on recycling rules to keep up with a changing market

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DAVID M. ZIMMER and MATT FAGAN / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Did we get tired or just get lazy? Either way, North Jersey residents are increasingly finding that more is expected of them when selecting what to place in their recycling cans.

Put the wrong thing in, and recycling haulers are likely to tag your can and make you try again.

Officials say the crackdown is a necessity. Once a green source of profit, curbside recycling in many towns has become another built-in cost for taxpayers to pick up due to a host of market changes …

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