The Municipalidad de Montes de Oca, which includes San Pedro, reports that its five-year-old recycling program collects an average of 22 metric tons a month from 82 designated sites.
The municipality also services businesses, a summary noted.
The municipality has nine routes and 10 municipal employees operating two vehicles. The local government also operates a recycling center in Sabanilla where the collected material is sorted.
The collectables include paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, tires and obsolete electronics. The local government has invested 15 million colons, about $28,500, in this effort, it noted.