Recycling in Merida: Learn where the “Puntos Verdes” are in the City

March 13, 2024

In an inspiring stride towards sustainability, the city of Merida proudly presents the “Punto Verde” program, a cornerstone of the Zero Waste Strategy set forth by the Merida City Council. This initiative is a rallying call for the cultivation of a culture that champions waste separation, recycling, and responsible waste disposal, all while championing the ideals of the circular economy within the vibrant tapestry of Merida’s waste management.

Strewn across Merida’s expanse, you’ll find 11 strategically positioned MEGA VERDES collection points designed to gather an array of predominant waste types. Additionally, a singular VERDE MAX point is nestled in the confines of Dzununcán, residing within the tranquil embrace of the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve. These points, in tandem with more than 90 scattered “puntos verdes,” each attuned to specific waste categories, beckon to all residents and visitors alike.

Discover the full list in Spanish of locations go here

An easy Mega Punto to get to where  you can bring all the recyclables is at the Walmart parking lot in Campestre



The categories of collected waste encompass:

  • Batteries, including AAA, AA, and C button cells.
  • Edible domestic cooking oil.
  • PET and aluminum cans.
  • Small electronic devices.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Paper.
  • Tetra Pak packaging (Lala milk boxes etc) 
  • HDPE containers (shampoo bottles, fabric softener containers, baby bottles).
  • Cardboard.
  • Iron cans.
  • Glass from perfume bottles and cosmetic facial creams.

As you traverse the vibrant streets of Merida, be on the lookout for these pivotal “Puntos Verdes.” Embrace this opportunity to actively contribute to a greener, cleaner, and more responsible urban landscape.

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