With the Taos Recycling Center set to close its gates to the public on Friday (Sept. 10), local businesses aim to help pick up the slack and provide helpful alternatives to traditional recycling.

While the town of Taos and the Taos Regional Landfill Board seem set on closing the center due to its low diversion rate (7.6 percent) on Sept. 10, the Taos County Board of Commissioners are deep in talks about ways to either save the current center, set up a new one or find some other creative solution. Meanwhile, local organizations Taos Initiative for Life Together (TiLT), Conscious Taos, The Recycle Ranger and Broken Arrow Glass aim to provide sustainable alternatives and ways to keep traditional recycling going.

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