Every week each department at Arcosanti with workshoppers and volunteers takes turn to spend their few morning hours to collect recyclables and non-recyclables using a pickup track covering the entire site.[Text and photos by ttmr]
Those “collectibles” are source-separated as much as possible, as we commonly see everywhere in this environmentally conscious world. Arcosanti has been doing this ever since we had started the project 45 years ago.
Most recyclables are periodically taken to recycling centers in Phoenix and Sedona. Non-recyclables are put into a large dumpster contracted by a local waste management company and eventually end up in a landfill.