Recycling: can we start putting glass in the city recycling containers?

I thought I read somewhere that they're accepting glass now...

Views: 247

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Doesn't look like it, even if you have one of the blue bins:

http://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/residential-curbside-recyc...

God, I want one of those bins...

Although the list of stuff that can be put in the new bins is impressive, and includes far more items than the bagged recycling, glass is still out:

Glass Is Prohibited - Please DO NOT put glass in your cart

At this time, glass is not accepted as part of our "Curbside Recycling Pilot Program." However, glass jars, beer and wine bottles, baby food jars, and salad dressing jars can be taken to one of our 14 recycling drop-off sites. Find the most convenient sites for you!

This place will sell and ship you very own recycling bin with wheels  cost $210 plus shipping.

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-2837/Recycling-Containers/Rub...

But will they pick it up if you are not in the pilot area zones? I doubt it. The trucks that come down my street I don't think have the mechanism to lift the bins and dump into the truck. And if its done by hand, they will not take containers larger than 20 gallons.

Plus, its $210! I expect the blue bins will be city-wide in not too long. In the meantime, its a little agonizing for those just outside the zone. I can SEE blue bins from my house, but I can't have any!

No, they won't pick it up outside the pilot program area according to the information from ABCWUA @ the link in Phil's post.  They will only pick up stuff stored in ABCWUA issued bins.

RSS

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Transit. Why or why not? 28 Replies

Started by Granjero in General Discussion. Last reply by Mark Mar 24.

Downtown Albuquerque 4 Replies

Started by Rita in Food & Drink. Last reply by Sophie Mar 14.

Burton Well Number 5 1 Reply

Started by russell bell in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell Mar 3.

Prince Bobby-Jack! 25 Replies

Started by JMG in General Discussion. Last reply by Barelas Babe Feb 20.

Bookworks Author Event with Richard Smith

Started by Richard Smith in Announcements Feb 14.

Latest Activity

NoBull Bob liked Duke City Fix's blog post TBT: Old Town Albuquerque, c. 1870
19 minutes ago
Dee Cohen liked Kitson Harvey's blog post Morning Fix: Best local locals
8 hours ago
Dee Cohen liked Duke City Fix's blog post TBT: Old Town Albuquerque, c. 1870
8 hours ago
David Fisher's event was featured
Thumbnail

Cinco de Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival - 10th Annual at Farm & Table Restaurant / La Parada Mercantile

May 7, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
13 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service