April 24, 2014

Plastic Bottle Collection Blitz Underway

 

The City and its recycling partner, ReCommunity, invite residents, schools and organizations to participate in a plastic bottle collection contest in celebration of Earth Day 2012. The “Plastic Bottle Collection Blitz” runs through Saturday, April 21.From 1-3 pm on that day, all bottles collected should be taken to Price Park at the Kathleen Clay Library, 1420 Price Park Rd., for weigh-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to collectors for the top three amounts of bottles by weight: $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $100 for third place. Contest results will be announced between 4:30-5 pm.All bottles should be empty and dry with caps removed. Any plastic water bottles, soda bottles, milk and juice jugs, laundry detergent containers, shampoo bottles, etc., will be accepted. Participants must collect a minimum of 10 pounds of plastic bottles to participate. For a complete list of Blitz rules, visitwww.TeamRecycle.org or contact Yvonne Foust at 373-2053.

“Earth Day is a perfect time for us to help remove plastic bottles from our environment. We can turn them in to ReCommunity, who will get them recycled back into plastic bottles,” said Foust.

The Blitz is part of the City’s annual Earth Day event held at the Kathleen Clay Library from 1-5 pm on April 21. The event includes free fun and educational activities for the whole family, including:
• Live entertainment
• Hands-on nature and eco-exhibits
• Hayrides
• Eco-art
• Gardening activities
• Solar and technology displays
• Face-painting
• Alternative vehicles
• Live animals
• Nature crafts
• Scout activities
• Nature photography contest.

Learn more at www.greensboro-nc.gov/EarthDay.

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