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).
Officials say the regulation will support renewable energy and prevent environmental degradation, as well as stimulate a market for recycled goods.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to follow local regulations when disposing of waste within Mexico City.