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Mexico: Mandatory recycling in Mexico City starting July 8

Authorities have mandated that residents sort garbage as organic, recyclable, and disposable in Mexico City starting July 8

25 Jun 08:42 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/25/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City

Event

A 2013 regulation mandating the separation of waste into compostable, recyclable, and non-recyclable bins is set to come into effect on July 8 in Mexico City. Garbage collectors will be instructed to leave unsorted trash on the street. Repeat violators will face fines ranging from MXN 800 to 12,000 (approximately USD 44-668).

Context

Officials say the regulation will support renewable energy and prevent environmental degradation, as well as stimulate a market for recycled goods.

Advice

Residents and visitors are encouraged to follow local regulations when disposing of waste within Mexico City.​

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