Earlier this month, the City of San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Department put in place a $25 fine for residents that don't recycle correctly.
So far, solid waste inspectors are leaving behind carts and marking them with warning tags. The city also is mailing letters to residents that include photos of what inspectors found in their carts, cart numbers and photos that include the addresses of the homes—to the correct individuals are receiving the information for the correct carts.
The second time inspectors see unacceptable items, carts will be left and residents will receive fine tags along with new letters with photos, this time letting them know they have received $25 fines. The fines will be assessed through the city’s billing agent, CPS Energy.