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restrictions throughout the rogue valley. curb-side restrictions that apply to medford and cities serviced by rogue disposal do not apply to ashland and talent. newswatch 12's alicia rubin breaks down why your location dictates what you can recycle. alicia says: some recycling restrictions have changed in surrounding areas like rogue disposal in medford. here in ashland, residents can still throw glass and other recyclables in the same area. so why can ashland disposal they send their material to large sorting facilities in california, washington and portland and those facilities say that the cost of sorting through garbage to salvage recycled material is increasing. laura says: they are changing their standards and contamination rates so that's why we have made the changes that we have made. for rogue disposal it came down to either increasing prices or sorting recyclables in the beginning stages. laura says: the option that we chose was to go back to our customers and say there's too much garbage and the recycling we simply cannot find markets right now so we're asking that you not put those materials in your curbside cart and that way we can sustainable and affordable talent has been able to continue gathering a wide range of operations up and down the west coast we have been able to reroute our materials to a facility that can process it in have. in ashland, alicia rubin, newswatch 12. [a21]recycling rules-tag coming