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City to hold public meetings on recycling changes

Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 19:18:10-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson officials are holding a series of public meetings meant to inform the public about recycling program changes.

The city is changing curbside recycling from once a week to every other week starting Sept. 30.

The reduction is due to decreased need for recycled materials. Last year, China stopped buying certain recyclables from the United States, including both paper and most plastics, leaving many recycling center scrambling to find new buyers. The city plans to save $1.4 million a year by cutting back.

Meetings will take place at:

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11at 7200 E, Tanque Verde Road
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at 2160 N. 6th Ave.,
  • 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 at 1575 E. 36th Street,
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at 3302 E. First Street,
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at 101 W. Irvington Road
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.