Tucsonans are Above Average with Recycling, but There's Room to ImproveTucsonans are Above Average with Recycling, but There's Room to Improve
October 12, 2015
Go blue or go green.
It’s a decision made thousands, maybe a million times every day when local residents try to figure out what to do with their trash — recycle or send it to the landfill.
Tucson is one of the best cities in the country when it comes to participation in recycling, said Sherri Ludlam, environmental specialist with the city of Tucson’s Environmental Services Department. Roughly 90 percent of city residents recycle at some level, and it’s a slightly higher number outside the city limits — 92 percent — where Waste Management, Inc., provides the service.
But there’s a trend that needs to get turned around, Ludlam said.