Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Move Toward Zero Waste

The City of San Antonio hopes to eventually recycle 90 percent of it's waste.  It takes a lot of time and education to reach this goal so the city is doing it in smaller bites.  The first goal is to recycle 40% of our waste by 2020.  SA reached an 18% recycling rate this year (up from 5% in 2006) after automated recycling was established in all the residential neighborhoods.  The next step is to require multi-family and commercial properties to recycle as well.

Check out the Solid Waste Management website to see which items can be recycled at curbside.

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