Santa Fe tries to get more businesses to recycle

Nov 12, 2012

Santa Fe didn't meet its goal of doubling its recycling tonnage over the past year, but the amount of recyclable materials delivered to a regional processing facility is rising.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZezLWj) that city leaders have been focused on getting more businesses to recycle and to distribute more recycling bins to residential customers.

Since July, the city has signed up 24 businesses for recycling collection and has a goal of adding a new account every week.

The policy on plastic bins used for residential recycling has changed.

Rather than requiring people to go to a department office with a utility bill to pick up a pair of 18-gallon containers for recycling, workers have been distributing them at community events to anyone who shows up.