ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department is starting a recycling education campaign to let residents and businesses know what belongs in blue recycle carts and teal bins.
In addition to key messages about recycling best practices, the “Recycle Right ABQ” campaign will share stories from the community about how recycling has made a difference in the city.
“Recycling Right is now more important than ever before,” Matthew Whelan, director of the Solid Waste Management Department, said in a statement. “Through this campaign, we are encouraging residents and businesses to know what goes into their blue recycle carts and bins. We need the community’s help to make sure we are doing everything we can to recycle cleaner materials and improve recycling in our city.”
Some items that should not go into your blue cart or teal bin include: food waste, trash, plastic bags, tanglers (ropes and hoses), bubble wrap, textiles, Styrofoam and household hazardous waste.