City of Louisa also receives grant
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College and the City of Louisa are recipients of the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program to supply recycle bins to collegiate, non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and religious organizations.
The program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. Since 2007, the program has placed more than 45,000 recycling bins in over 560 communities across the U.S.
Gateway received 20 recycling bins to be placed around campuses.
“These bins will allow Gateway to enhance our existing recycling program by providing additional convenient locations for our students, employees and visitors to recycle responsibly,” said Linda P. Wright, Gateway Sustainability Team co-chair. “The bins not only promote recycling on campus, but educate and encourage our college community to do the same at home and elsewhere. We are very thankful for the generosity of Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola.”
Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on criteria including the extent of their need, recycling experience and their ability to sustain the program in the future. Special outreach was made to colleges and universities through a partnership with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), a membership organization serving campus recycling managers.
“Research has shown that convenience is a key factor in getting people to recycle,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “With Coca-Cola’s continued support, the recycling bins provided through the grant program create literally thousands of new opportunities for people to recycle in public areas across the country.”