Recycling in ABQ goes up by 65%

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It has been six months since the Duke City rolled out thousands of recycling bins for residents, and it’s making a big difference.

There are nearly 180,000 recycling bins around the city.

Waste Management officials say people are recycling 65 percent more trash than they did last year, and residents say that’s because it’s so easy now.

Bobby Sisneros of the ABQ Solid Waste Department said, “The more material we recycle, the more money the city makes so we can further the Solid Waste Department ventures and help keep our trash bills as low as we can.”

Right now, the city recycles 2,500 tons of garbage every month. The city’s goal is 3,200 tons per month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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