ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A popular recycling drop-off location near the center of the city will close next week. The last day to drop-off items at the recycling location behind Macaroni Grill off of I-40 and Louisiana is next Wednesday.
People KRQE News 13 spoke with said this location at the Winrock Center, near a major highway, was particularly convenient.
“It was my go-to,” said Larry Parks, an Albuquerque resident. “About once every two months.”
The city said that recycling location is one of 19 throughout the city.
“There are nine bins located there right now,” said Donna Domenici, spokesperson for the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management.
Starting next week, people will have to drop their recycling off at one of those other locations.
“That parcel of parking is being reclaimed by the Winrock Shopping Center,” said Domenici.
“I think it’s kind of convenient because it’s right on I-40 and Louisiana,” said Parks.
The city said the Winrock Shopping Center has asked that the city’s bins be removed by next Wednesday, Nov. 23.
“It’s based on their need for the revitalization that they’re doing with the center,” said Domenici.
The city is asking people to use one of two nearby locations.
“The Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, Juan Tabo and Candelaria. And we have another one at a WalMart location near Carlisle and Menaul,” said said Domenici.
“The one on Candelaria and Juan Tabo is about the same distance from my house,” said Parks.
But for those people that did rely on this specific drop-off location, the city said it is looking to replace it.
“We’re hoping to find another area within that vicinity that our customers can use,” said Domenici.
The city said its recycling goal is 3,200 tons per month.
You can find the full list of recycling drop-off locations on the city’s website.