Carlsbad ending recycling

Recycling in Carlsbad has come to a dead stop.

This has upset some residents, but city officials say they just don’t have the money to keep it going.

The city cites an equipment breakdown at the recycling contractor’s facility, as well as the rising cost to recycle.

Both the city and Rainbow Recycling call the decision to stop unavoidable because of increased cost and dwindling sales value. However, they hope to have a solution soon.

KRQE-TV reports glass recycling continues at the city’s convenience station, as does paper shredding services.