Tucson Enacts Recycling Bin Monitoring

March 25, 2021

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The city of Tucson, AZ is enacting an eight-week “Feet on the Street” program to monitor 24,000 residents’ recycling bins for adherence to the city’s guidelines on what can and can’t go in their blue containers. This program has been created due to a fee of nearly $30,000 a month to its recycling facility for a 30 percent contamination rate found in the recyclables it drops off.

If prohibited materials are found, bins will be marked with an “oops tag.” After four tags, the recycling bin will be confiscated.

The program has been designed as a cost-saving measure for the city.

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