Keep Phoenix Beautiful was the recipient of a 2013 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola bin grant. These bins were placed in downtown Phoenix at Cesar Chavez Plaza, a park that has not had any recycling containers previously. This park is a very busy area for the downtown Phoenix area as residents cross through the park to get to government buildings. The city of Phoenix installed the bins and will take care of the recyclable materials. See all the photos and video in this short clip!
“Through our support of the Bin Grant program and our long-standing partnership with Keep America Beautiful, we are helping to bring sustainability to life in local communities across the country,” said Lori George Billingsley, vice president, community relations, Coca-Cola North America Group. “By increasing access to recycling today, we build sustainable communities for the future.
Keep Phoenix Beautiful was one of 156 local government, schools, colleges and other community groups nationwide to receive a grant. Recipients were chosen by KAB based on a number of criteria including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future. In its seven years of operation, the Bin Grant program has placed more than 29,000 recycling bins in more than 500 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia. A full list of the spring 2013 Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at bingrant.org.