With the market for recyclables tumbling, Stevens County’s recycling program will soon have to pay $40 per ton to unload its recyclable products. Until now, it had been a cost neutral operation. County Coordinator told the Board of Commissions at their meeting this week that recycling is one of the most costly challenges facing the county now. The price tag will now be about $60,000 a year, with no guarantees that the $40 per ton price remains stable. Engebretson Disposal is currently going to McLeod County to dispose of the recyclables. Other facilities in the region are further away and charge more per ton. Rural Minnesota, the Commissioners noted, have added expense of trucking costs to haul the materials to far-flung destinations. The issue will be revisited during future board meetings. Residents can expect an increase in recyclable services.