The Ajijic recycling program is gradually cranking up operations on a limited scale following temporary suspension of some services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many of the blue metal collection bins (cestos) distributed at different points around the village have been turned right-side-up for deposits of clean cardboard, rinsed plastic and metal containers, and separate boxes of bags of glass vessels. Consult the Reciclaje Ajijic Facebook page to locate cestos currently in use.
Recyclable items may also be dropped off at the Centro de Acopio warehouse located on the highway west of Ajijic at El Bajio, Monday through Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. The center is accepting discarded books that are put on sale every Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
Other options for disposing of recyclable materials include the Lake Chapala Farmers Market that is now cooperating with Tianguis del Recycle, a Guadalajara group that picks up goods every Tuesday. The collection trailer is stationed outside the La Huerta events center located just west of the Ajijic cemetery between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
In addition, used paper goods and dead batteries are being collected in containers placed at Chapala City Hall and most other government buildings, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.