City to get recycling bins in parks, downtown

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City officials announced today that recycling bins will be installed in city parks and other public spaces by April.

Colorado Springs, apparently, has come a long way since last year’s budget crunch forced it to yank trash cans out of parks.

A private company has signed an agreement with the city to install recycling bins in city parks. The look similar to the one above in New Jersey.

A private company has signed an agreement with the city to install recycling bins in city parks. They look similar to the one above in New Jersey.

The recycling program will not be paid for my the city, however. It’s the result of a partnership with Greener Corners, a  public-space recycling and environmental organization that has installed recycling bins in cities around the country.

The bins are paid for with revenue from advertisements sold by Greener Corners on the sides of the bins.

By April, 225 bins, which collect recyclables and trash side by side, will be installed in the core downtown area and several parks and sports complexes, including Memorial Park and Four Diamond Sports Complex.

Within three years, Green Corners hopes to place about 450 bins around the city.

2 Responses to City to get recycling bins in parks, downtown

  1. Which entity is responsible for trash and recycled material removal?

    Ellen
    November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

  2. Ellen, Greener Corners will install and maintain the recycling stations as well as create a “Green Team” to conduct a public awareness campaigns to educate residents about the benefits of recycling.

    Rob Larimer
    November 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm