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The Recycling Partnership awards Ohio city grant for recycling program

The grant will help Broadview Heights, Ohio, deliver 7,000 recycling carts to residents this month.

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November 10, 2021

The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, has awarded Broadview Heights, Ohio, a grant to help it launch its single-stream curbside collection service.

According to a news release from the city, this recycling program will allow residents to place all items accepted for recycling directly into a 64-gallon cart. Delivery of the carts began Nov. 8, and residents can immediately use them for recycling once delivered. The city’s new recycling program begins Nov. 15, which is the first day of America Recycles Week.

The carts will replace the blue bag program used for residential recycling in Broadview Heights.

The Recycling Partnership says Broadview Heights was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community. The PepsiCo Foundation is supporting the grant through its All In On Recycling initiative, which has assisted the city to purchase the carts as well as provide outreach and education about the carts.

“The Recycling Partnership is excited to continue working with communities across Ohio to provide equitable access to recycling, making it as easy to recycle as it is to throw something away,” says Jill Martin, director of community programs for The Recycling Partnership. “Broadview Heights’ transition from bagged to cart-based recycling will capture nearly 500,000 pounds of valuable recyclables that can then be transformed into new products and packaging, supporting local jobs and creating a better planet for our children and future generations.”

The city asks that residents only place items accepted for recycling in their carts, including glass bottles, aluminum cans, paper products, and plastic bottles, containers and tubs. Some items that cannot be recycled include plastic bags, paper towels, electrical equipment, batteries and clothing.