New Pedestrian Recycling Containers Coming To Downtown Olympia

first_imgSubmitted by the City of OlympiaBeginning November 21, 2012, six new pedestrian recycle containers will be conveniently located for public use throughout downtown Olympia. The new blue, 24-gallon, metal recycle containers will be placed next to existing garbage cans for convenience, familiarity and ease of use. Each container lists the acceptable items for recycling (cans, plastic and glass bottles and newspapers). Locations are as follows:4th  Avenue and Cherry Street (in front of City Hall);Washington Street and State Street (in front of Intercity Transit);4th Avenue and Capitol Way;4th  Avenue and Franklin Street;5th Avenue and Capitol Way; and5th Avenue and Washington Street (in front of Wind Up Here Toys).Containers are strictly for pedestrian and public use and are not intended to replace or supplement business or multifamily recycling.The containers provide public users of downtown Olympia the opportunity to recycle while visiting instead of throwing recyclable items in the garbage. Each recycle container can hold approximately 100 cans or plastic bottles.The containers were purchased and installed by the City’s Waste ReSources. Collection will be performed by the City of Olympia’s Ambassador Program, Clean Team. Clean Team members will monitor and empty containers weekly. They will collect and sort the contents to be recycled, and the Waste ReSources Collectors will haul it for recycling on their regular route. If successful, Waste ReSources will be looking into adding additional recycle containers in the coming year. Facebook7Tweet0Pin0last_img

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