Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – This is a common problem the city is struggling to keep up with, with people dumping trash at nearby recycling sites, causing overflow in some locations. The bustling recycling center in Albertson’s parking lot near Holly and Ventura is frequented by many who want to unload large cardboard boxes and glass bottles.
However, some enthusiastic recyclers say many people use the site as a dumping ground, making the site an eyesore. “It’s been like this for about three months.
The trash bins are so overflowing that people who frequent the place say it’s like a game of Tetris finding out where to put the recyclables. Say it will be full. “After walking around a bit, I was able to find a space to put my things. [sic] Another scavenger hunt trying to find a place to put it.
The city’s Solid Waste Management Department says the problem is that too many people are using recycling centers as dumping grounds. That’s why I started the game “Know what to throw”.
SWMD Director Matthew Whelan said in a press release on Tuesday: I hope everyone who plays this game has learned something. ”
With the interactive online game launching Tuesday, some recyclers say more needs to be done by the city. “It just needs to be emptied more often. Apparently, it’s used a lot, but maybe it’s not used that much because it’s just people and it doesn’t empty fast enough.” “Maybe we should have more trash cans, but that would be more difficult. If this happens, they’ll overflow, so we’ll have to come here often to pick them up.” It will be empty.”
SWMD said the crew makes two to three trips a day to the recycling site to empty the bins, but also encourages people to use the bins on the side of the road at home. The city closed two of his recycling sites earlier this year. One of them was in the highlands near Juan Tabo and Candelaria and was frequently overrun with bins and trash. Since then, the city has added bins elsewhere and reopened the North Domingo Vaca recycling site.
According to SWMD, the city’s recycling pollution rate is 35%. This means that the percentage of recyclables collected is garbage or not accepted for recycling.