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Lack of Recycling Costs Albuquerque Thousands in Fees

Lack of Recycling Costs Albuquerque Thousands in Fees

Albuquerque's Solid Waste Management Department said not recycling could cost the city thousands.

The city has an agreement with a local recycler to bring in 3,200 tons of paper, plastic, and cardboard a month. When the city falls short, it has to pay out a shortage fee.

That's why officials launched its "Two More Pounds" campaign in May, asking residents to recycle two more pounds each week.

So far there has been mixed results.

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