The and Keep Douglasville Beautiful recently installed 10 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at parks. The recycling bins are thanks to a grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Keep America Beautiful.
Grant recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on a number of criteria including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future.
“We are so thankful to The Coca-Cola Foundation for providing a way to bring the City of Douglasville’s commitment to sustainability and conservation to our Hunter Park ball fields,” said, Chan Weeks, Keep Douglasville Beautiful executive director. “It is up to everyone to do their part to help save our natural resources and having these recycling bins at the ball fields makes it just a little easier when you are on-the-go.”
“Keep America Beautiful is pleased to work with the Coca-Cola Foundation to help communities across the country begin or improve recycling on-the-go programs,” said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “We know national and local recycling program goals will not be met until we begin to recycle not just at home and work but while out-and-about.”
The Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. In its seven years of operation, the Bin Grant Program has placed 29,000 recycling bins in more than 500 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia. A full list of the spring 2012 Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org/.