LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Laredo City Councilman, Roque Vela, and volunteers went door to door in Alexander Estates Monday morning. Their hope is to encourage people to recycle more.
The city hopes by getting people to recycle more, that will reduce the amount of trash they have, making once a week trash pick up work. Sandra Molina is one of the volunteers that went door to door.
"It's very important because that way we reduce the amount of trash that isn't biodegradable such as plastic and aluminum being in our landfill which takes very long to degrade and that just causes all sorts of problems for the earth."
The city estimates nearly 60-percent of people's trash can be recycled. That means the more that's recycled, the more space in your trashcan, and more space available in the landfill.
"It's not a matter of if our landfill gets filled up, it's a matter of when. And once that happens, it's not easy just to find another piece of land where we can just dump our trash.”