In an effort to divert as much of our waste as possible from the local landfill and help make San Miguel de Allende a more sustainable place, Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast has signed up with Reciqla, a local recycling company.
For 36 pesos (that's less than $3!) a month, Reciqla comes to our door once a week to pick up our presorted recyclables. Not all neighborhoods are covered in their routes, but as demand grows, so will their coverage.
Believe it or not, this service did not exist in San Miguel de Allende prior to 2009. Needless to say that when we arrived from San Francisco, CA, where recycling had been second nature to us for years, throwing a plastic bottle in the trash seemed incredibly sacrilegious. We had recycling withdrawals! Now with the Reciqla curb-side service, we can resume doing what we took for granted in the States.
Help us make San Miguel de Allende a more sustainable community. Whether you choose to stay at Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast or at another B&B or hotel in San Miguel, we ask that you support the businesses that recycle.
For more information about Reciqla visit their website at www.reciqla.com.