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Recycling Easier at City Parks

Post Date:12/01/2017 2:01 PM
Recycling bins at Empie ParkThe City of Wilmington has installed 35 new recycling and trash stations at nine city parks/recreation areas, including Empie, Halyburton and Wade parks, Greenfield Lake and the MLK Center. The recycling and trash stations, which were purchased with state grant funds, help encourage away-from-home recycling by park visitors.

Already more than 80 percent of city trash customers participate in the city’s voluntary curbside pick-up recycling program. The park containers are another step in the city’s efforts to increase the amount of materials residents recycle, including at public gathering spaces. In prior years, the city received grant funds to install 42 blue recycling receptacles in high pedestrian traffic areas downtown.