The City of Colleyville installed 20 new recycling bins at two parks with the help of a grant from Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation.
These blue, metal recycling bins replaced bins at the baseball/softball field dugouts at City Park and two at Reagan Park. Parks Manager Heather Dowell said these bins are sturdier, easier to see, and are clearly for recycling.
“These new recycling bins are fabulous and I hope they encourage park visitors to recycle and help us keep our parks and planet beautiful,” Dowell said. “The bins are there all we ask is for people to use them.”
This grant saved the city $5,000. The City received 12 bins through the grant matching the purchase of six bins. The City also purchased two additional bins.
The bins were placed in locations where they would have the most impact. The Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program addresses lack of convenience by providing a significant number of bins in strategic locations. Including the 2016 grants, over 49,000 recycling bins will have been placed by the program in 925 communities nationwide since its inception in 2007.
Grant recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on their potential to collect the most cans and bottles as well other considerations such as the extent of their need, recycling experience, and their ability to sustain the program in the future.
“The number one thing we can do to get people to recycle is make it convenient,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “With Coca-Cola’s continued support, the grant program addresses that need by creating thousands of new opportunities for people to recycle in public areas across the country.”