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City receives recycling grant

The City of Wilmington’s recycling program continues to expand in an effort to reduce landfill waste and save money. At their meeting July 8, the City Council received a $25,000 state grant that will be used to add 19 new recycling receptacles to pedestrian areas on North Front and North Third Streets. The city is required to provide a $5,000 match to the grant, which is already funded in this year’s budget.

This spring, large recycling receptacles were added at a few city parks, the Municipal Golf Course, Legion Stadium and Greenfield Amphitheater thanks to a previous state grant. Since the city rolled out its new blue carts in 2012, more than 80% of city trash customers now recycle, saving the city a significant amount of money. It costs the city $59 per ton to put trash in the county landfill, versus $20 per ton to recycle it.

Learn more about the city's recycling program

Related: Trash, Recycling
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