TUCSON, Ariz. - Cochise County is cutting back its recycling subsidies, saying its program is no longer sustainable.
Starting Sept. 12, those who drop off recyclables at a county transfer station will be charged for the service. Prices will range from $2 to $6, depending on the item and size.
According to the county, the changes are due to a decline in demand for materials.
“Unfortunately, market conditions and the cost of transporting and processing materials has resulted in the County – and the users of the solid waste system - having to subsidize the recycling program,” said Public Works Director Marty Haverty, in a statement. “In the long run, this will not be sustainable, with costs likely to continue to rise.”
For more information on the changes, call (520) 803-3770.