Fraser receives grant for recycle bins |

Fraser receives grant for recycle bins

The Town of Fraser has been received the Coca-Cola/ Keep American Beautiful (KAB) Bin Grant.

Fraser applied for 8 bins and was awarded 6 bins with no cash match required from the town. Fraser is the only entity in Colorado to receive the grant. The program has awarded more than 40,000 recycling bins to communities around the U.S. since 2007.

As a condition of receiving the grant, all recipients are expected to submit an interim and final report answering questions about the use of the bins, and the town is expected to track and report the amount of recyclables collected with the bins over a 12 month period. This information is important to demonstrate the value of the program and will be included along with other grant recipient data in the reports provided to the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Since the arrival of the bins in July, the town has already collected 350 pounds of recyclables of which 35 percent is aluminum, 40 percent is PET bottles, 4 percent is other plastic, 17 percent is glass and 4 percent paper.

“The Town of Fraser continues to seek opportunities to work with the community on a broad basis to identify how we can better manage our solid waste streams, save money and improve environmental sustainability,” said Town Planner Catherine Trotter. “Every additional bin that we can place in the community will help with this cause.”

Fraser would like to express thanks and gratitude to Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program for expanding and supporting recycling in Grand County.

“We agree with Jennifer Lemming, Coca-Cola Affairs & Communications Manager, that ‘increasing opportunities to recycle ‘away from home’ not only helps in collecting more recoverable material – it also reinforces the behavior of recycling at home, at work and at play!,’” Trotter said.

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