The Recycling Partnership is adding a Michigan city to its efforts to improve curbside recycling around the country.
The partnership has a new contract with East Lansing and will provide a grant to assist that community with the placement of recycling carts, education and outreach to help boost recycling.
East Lansing expects to begin distributing new 96-gallon carts in September and plans to increase the types of recyclables collected at the curb, the partnership said.
“The Recycling Partnership grant will be instrumental in successfully rolling out this exciting new cart system to our residents,” said East Lansing Environmental Services Administrator Cathy DeShambo in a statement. “The cart system comes with many benefits, including added convenience for residents, increased recycling volumes, less landfill material, more efficient collection times, cost savings and increased safety for city employees.”
The non-profit group aims to use money from private sources to help improve public recycling programs.
The Recycling Partnership also indicated it will provide grant money for two additional cities, one in the Southeast and one in the Southwest. The identities of those cities will be revealed once contracts are signed, the group said.