The City of McAllen, Texas, launched a new recycling program last month. And since then, approximately 300 residents have violated the program, causing large amounts of non-recyclable material to be sent to the city’s recycling center.
In an effort to lower the violations, the city will begin removing recycling bins from violators’ properties and charging them fees.
KRGV.com has more details:
A Rio Grande Valley city is seeing a high amount of violators in their recycling program.
The city of McAllen said they already found about 300 people in violation since the launch of the program a month ago.
Rolando Tijerina is an inspector for the recycling center. He said he checks for items that don’t belong in the recycling batch.