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Downtown Cleveland installs new recycling bins
Officials hope the bins in key downtown spaces will help cut waste and raise awareness
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Cleveland will be placing new recycling bins next to waste receptacles downtown.
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The City of Cleveland finished installing 40 new cement recycling bins in its downtown today.

Cleveland’s Sustainability Project Manager Kristin Hall says the bins cost the city $36,000 and are part of its on-going green initiative.

Hall says the bins are meant to bring in revenue, but also promote good habits.

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“There’s a couple different layers to it we’re anticipating," Hall says. "One of the biggest is obviously creating those opportunities for our downtown public to be able to recycle. But another added layer is being able to increase visibility of recycling downtown.” 

She says the recycling bins are part of the "Year of Zero Waste," an effort to eventually get Cleveland to divert 90 percent of waste from landfills.

The bins will be next to existing trash receptacles and have blue lids and signs indicating acceptable waste.

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