Improved Recycling Program for Cambridge Parks


8/22/2011

parks recycling bin picture
Since the introduction of single stream curbside recycling last fall, Cambridge residents have recycled 14% more tons than they did the prior year.  By recycling more paper, cardboard, bottles and cans, residents have helped save the City up to $75 for every ton that is diverted from the trash. 

With these savings, the Department of Public Works has been able to install new recycling bins at a number of Cambridge parks, including: Donnelly Field, Sennott Park, Raymond Park, Hoyt Field, Russell / Comeau Field, Rindge Field, Lindstrom Field, Tobin Field, Ahern Field, Clement Morgan Park, the Cambridge Common and soon at the Joan Lorentz Park. These parks were selected since they are used frequently for softball, soccer, basketball and football. Recycling bins were already in place at other Cambridge parks including Danehy Park, Riverside Park, Winthrop Park, and at the Fresh Pond path.  These new bins will be emptied year-round by Metro Pedal Power, using their emissions-free pedal-trucks. 

Show your support for recycling in Cambridge, take the 50% pledge today at www.cambridgema.gov/recycle and get a free sticker.  Thank you for your continued commitment to recycling.  A little effort makes a big difference.

Photos: Top Right: New recycling bin at Raymond Park.  
Below: Public area recycling bins are emptied via bicycle from
Metro Pedal Power.
metro pedal power picture 

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