For now, San Antonio’s recycled materials are still finding their way to useful markets in the U.S., but residents likely will pay more in the future.
Reaching San Antonio’s waste goal will require a shift in mindset among many residents, with some businesses leading the way.
Solid Waste Director David McCary says that diaper contamination costs the city $1.2 million a year in charges from its recycling contractor.
San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Department is weighing a $50 fee for residents who toss used diapers in recycling and organics bins.
David W. McCary is tall, always elegantly dressed and a courtly speaker.