We are happy to report the pile of glass, plastic, and metal in our closet is finally gone. We always sort out recycling and compost as we travel, but it often takes us a while to figure out exactly what to do with these items. Some places, like Prince Edward Island, Canada, make it easy by offering not only curbside recycling but also curbside composting.
Here in La Paz, we have finally tracked down the best places to recycle (places to compost, however, are nearly impossible to come by unless you have your own garden). The local office of Ecology Project International has a great list of recycling sites, but the directions can be somewhat confusing for those unfamiliar with the city.
To make finding the recycling sites easier, we have put together our own Google Map showing the locations, hours, and pictures of places to recycle in La Paz. We have personally visited each of these places, and the information is current as of 2014. Below you will find a quick snapshot of the best places to recycle each kind of item, but click the pictures or link above to find the exact location. Haga clic aquí para más información sobre reciclaje en La Paz.
The only item we were not able to recycle was paper. The site listed on the EPI directory is no longer in business. However, we did hear that there is a large recycling center on the road from La Paz to Balandra Beach that accepts plastic and might also accept paper.
How do you handle recycling and/or composting when you travel? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts!