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CHANGES TO RECYCLE CENTER

 

September 1, 2017

Bonnie Adams

The center looks neater, cleaner, has fewer containers and now, even though both the sign at the gate and information on their website say they do not, they will now accept glass.

This reporter met with the recycling supervisor Tristan Olguin to discuss the changes and found some additional benefits many of our readers may not be aware of.

Mr. Olguin said that the Recycle Center has moved to "single stream" recycling. This eliminates the need to have as much pre-sorting of recycled materials.

Where once there were multiple containers that required you do a detailed sort of your recyclables, there are now only two large blue containers and a truck. Recycling is now much more user friendly.

One container is for aluminum, steel, tin and glass (yes, they now take clear, green and brown glass). The second container holds plastic (#1 & #2) and paper. Shredded paper is accepted but must be placed in a bag on the ground outside the container. Place cardboard into the truck bed.

Other benefits that await:

• There is a wood drop off area. You can leave wood pieces, such as tree limbs, that are 2"- 4" in diameter and 4' - 8' in length.

• There is free mulch available (chipped from the wood above) on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Bonnie Adams

• There is also a dumpster available where you can put garbage, brush and brambles, but no hazardous waste, tires, or batteries; also, any appliances with freon in them need to be red tagged before they can be left.

The information posted at the gate is being updated. The website is also being updated: http://www.aztecnm.gov/recycle/center.html

In the interim, you will find detailed helpful signage throughout the center to clear up any confusion.

The Recycling Center is located at 303 S. Ash Ave, Aztec, and hours of operation are:

Monday Closed

Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

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