Trash and recycling bins in New York City's Central Park will be replaced with more than 700 new receptacles.
The Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with aluminum recycler Alcoa Inc., will replace existing plastic bins with receptacles made from 30 percent recycled aluminum, as well as adding more than 400 new bins, the Conservancy announced. The new bins are designed to prevent trash overflow and access by pests.
"With three times as many people visiting the park now compared to 1980, the Conservancy has to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to smart management," Douglas Blonsky, president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, said in a statement. "New bins in smarter locations means a more environmentally friendly, efficient collection system that helps 40 million visitors a year continue to enjoy the park they love."
The additions will nearly double the number of recycling receptacles in Manhattan, the Conservancy said.