Ogden • Ogden officials say they have temporarily suspended the city’s recycling program as they work to finalize a contract with the recycling provider.

The Standard-Examiner reports the city announced the suspension Tuesday, but officials said city trucks will continue to pick up blue recycling bins as regularly scheduled.

Ogden Chief Administrative Officer Mark Johnson says Recycled Earth's 47 percent increase in recycling tipping fees has as made the deal less viable, but the city hopes to continue the program.

Tipping fees are charged when processing facilities receive waste.

Recycled Earth owner Amy Rawson says the higher fees are "purely a response to the market."

China has banned most imported recyclables, leading to higher recycling costs in cities across the U.S.