Fort Bend County now recycles in public places
By Elsa Maxey
Fort Bend County announces the installation of recycling bins that have been placed in what it calls some of the county’s most highly visited areas in order to promote increased recycling. It’s been maintained that one of the main barriers to recycling is convenience.
Now, 25 recycling bins are in several county buildings like the Justice Center, Sheriff’s Office, Texas Agri-Life Extension Services and also the Fairgrounds. The 60-gallon bins are specifically for plastic, glass or aluminum bottles and cans.
“This initiative is a great way for the county to have a larger role in keeping landfills and waterways clear of this type of debris and I encourage all to make use of the bins, said County Judge Robert Hebert as part of the announcement.
A Bin Grant Program, which has been operational for seven years by the Coca Cola Foundation with the assistance of Keep America Beautiful, is credited for the help to Fort Bend County as one of 156 local governments, schools, colleges and other community grounds nationwide that have received a grant for this effort.
Recipients were chosen based on need, recycling experience and the ability to sustain a program in the future. For more information on the grant program, visit http://bingrant.org.
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