Recycling Co. Tells 9th Circ. Reno Can Grant Monopoly

By Matthew Perlman (August 22, 2019, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A recycling facility operator has backed Reno, Nevada, and others in a suit attacking the city for granting a monopoly for recycling services, telling the Ninth Circuit that recyclable materials count as waste under Nevada state law and so recycling companies can be granted exclusive contracts.

Republic Silver State Disposal Inc. filed an amicus brief on Tuesday, arguing that the lower court was right to dismiss the suit brought by Green Solutions Recycling LLC, which it said is trying to claim that recyclables do not count as waste because customers choose to have the company collect it for a fee.

"That misinterpretation distorts...

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