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Albuquerque Launches Park Recycling Pilot Project

Tiguex Park chosen for preliminary location.

August 10, 2015

Albuquerque, NM - Mayor Richard J. Berry, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Solid Waste Management Department announced a new pilot project that will allow recycling at Tiguex Park. This park, located near Old Town, is a high-volume park with many children who visit from nearby schools and museums.

“We are optimistic that this location will serve as a great teaching tool for future stewards of our environment,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Families are encouraged to use the recycle bins just as they would at their home.”

The city will collect data during the next five months to determine if park recycling can be expanded to other parks across the city. The Parks and Recreation Department installed 10 recycling bins throughout the park making it easier for park visitors to recycle bottles and aluminum cans when enjoying the outdoors.

The City’s recycling program grew 9% in fiscal year 2015 over the previous fiscal year according to the Solid Waste Department. Trying to capture different recycled material in new locations is the next step in developing a successful program.

For a complete list of what can and cannot be recycled visit or call 311, TTY 711.