San Antonio, TX’s Solid Waste Management Department is proposing an increase in the fine assessed to people who wrongly toss dirty diapers in their recycling bin. Offenders are already charged $25, but now officials want to double that amount as people continue to make the mistake, which has cost the city $1.2 million. The proposal was presented Tuesday morning during the Community Health and Equity Committee meeting. “If you do choose and make a mistake of placing diapers into your recycle container, it causes a contamination issue that costs the city money,” City Councilman Greg Brockhouse said.
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