City officials announced today that recycling bins will be installed in city parks and other public spaces by April.
Colorado Springs, apparently, has come a long way since last year’s budget crunch forced it to yank trash cans out of parks.
The recycling program will not be paid for my the city, however. It’s the result of a partnership with Greener Corners, a public-space recycling and environmental organization that has installed recycling bins in cities around the country.
The bins are paid for with revenue from advertisements sold by Greener Corners on the sides of the bins.
By April, 225 bins, which collect recyclables and trash side by side, will be installed in the core downtown area and several parks and sports complexes, including Memorial Park and Four Diamond Sports Complex.
Within three years, Green Corners hopes to place about 450 bins around the city.