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City of Mesa temporarily halts recycling program due to coronavirus

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 16:10:32-04

MESA, AZ — The City of Mesa announced in a blog post recently that it will temporarily stop its recycling program due to financial concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Mesa says it will continue to pick up blue bins on your normal pickup days, but the contents will be sent to a landfill instead of a recycling facility.

“However, blue recycle and green yard waste barrels will be collected by the same truck and this material will be temporarily landfilled.”

The city is asking residents to continue to only put recyclable items into the bins, so that when service resumes there won’t be additional interruptions.

It’s unclear how long the change will remain in place.

In 2019, Mesa drastically reduced the number of items that were considered recyclable for the city, again citing financial struggles.