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Talk about a expensive dirty mess. 1.2 million!

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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