Many people recycle in their homes, but they find it tougher to recycle when they’re out and about. Now in its fourth year, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/ Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant is helping communities install recycling bins in parks.
Ridgeland and McComb are among two of the communities to receive grants this year, which will ultimately lead to 1,000 new bins placed across the country. Congratulations to Keep Ridgeland Beautiful and McComb’s Recycling One Program for receiving these awards!
“We were excited about the opportunity to increase recycling in our parks that have ball fields,” said Jan Richardson, executive director of Keep Ridgeland Beautiful. “The city has several solar powered recycle compactors on site already, but during peak game seasons, more bins were needed for empty drink containers, the predominant recyclable at the games.”
KRB will receive nine CleanRiver bins through the grant; KRB purchased three additional bins.
“With the help of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, we’re transforming public spaces into beautiful places by making sure more recyclables are being placed in proper receptacles in our parks and natural areas,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president/recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Our partnership is helping to make recycling more accessible and convenient, which is one of primary factors in making recycling a daily habit.”
See Keep America Beautiful’s news release.