ABQ Recycles Reaches 50% Milestone!
July 26, 2013
Albuquerque, NM – Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque has officially rolled out 50% of the blue recycling carts to Albuquerque residents. A recent agreement with Friedman Recycling helped to make curbside, cart based recycling a reality.
The Solid Waste Management Department began distributing 96 gallon recycling carts on May 1st and is scheduled to complete distribution by the middle of October, 2013. As of today 71,596 carts have been delivered, bringing Albuquerque 50% closer to becoming a fully automated City.
"This milestone signifies our commitment to increasing Albuquerque’s recycling rate while creating one of the top recycling programs in the nation," Mayor Richard J. Berry said. "Today I am proud to inform the citizens of our great city that cart distribution for our new residential recycling program has reached the half-way-mark."
Each month approximately 25,000 recycling carts are delivered to various neighborhoods throughout Albuquerque. To learn when your neighborhood will receive their recycling carts please visit cabq.gov.
Each cart will be delivered with a complete list of acceptable materials to be recycled. Once individuals receive their new cart they may begin using them. A major objective of the newly formed partnership with Friedman is to increase Albuquerque’s diversion rate from approximately 5% to an estimated 25%.
For more information about ABQ Recycles call 311, TTY 711 or visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste