Grant Adds Opportunities for Recycling in Parks
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department received project grant funding to purchase and install 54 recycling containers throughout eight parks in the area. This grant was part of the initiative of the City of Raleigh Community Waste and Reduction Recycling. These 54 recycling bins were installed at Lions Park, Marsh Creek Park, Millbrook Exchange Park, Biltmore Hills Park, Worthdale Park, Buffaloe Road Athletic Park, Jaycee Park, and Lake Lynn Park, giving park patrons the opportunity to recycle away from home. Before the addition of the new recycling containers, the Raleigh Parks System had 83 recycling bins in 33 parks. The 54 added recycling containers provided through this grant increase recycling opportunities in the city by 65 percent. This adds convenience for park users which should result in less trash on park grounds.
This project is congruent with the City’s Environmental Policy and Goals and is supported by the City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability. This recycling initiative goes along with the department’s “Pick Up a New Attitude” program which encourages park patrons to avoid littering and to place waste in correct containers. The City anticipates that these newly installed recycling containers will serve Raleigh well for years to come.
For more information, contact
- Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, 919-996-3285