Residents visiting Reynoldsburg, Ohio’s JFK, Huber and Civic parks will be seeing cleaner public parks thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.
Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful received 30 new park recycling bins in 2017 as a recipient of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program. The recycling bins were unveiled at Reynoldsburg’s Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 3 at JFK Park, and will be available at various events held within the park system.
“We are excited and honored to have been awarded the Dr. Pepper Grant which provided 30 state of the art recycling bins, valued at over $17,000, for the City of Reynoldsburg,” stated Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Director Donna Bauman.
“The placement of the new recycling bins in JFK, Huber and Civic parks signals the launch of our citywide outreach program titled, ‘Recycle More, Litter Less,'” said Jamie Zawila, president of Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful, “Our goal is to help the Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful become the number one Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in America beginning with this new recycling initiative in our city parks.”
Now in its fifth year, the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful has provided more than 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country in 2017, and more than 4,300 recycling bins to more than 200 local governments and community organizations across 41 states over the program’s history. This investment in recycling infrastructure has improved recycling accessibility and convenience in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.
“The City of Reynoldsburg began curbside recycling over 15 years ago and the City collects an average of 786.45 tons of recycling per year. Offering recycling to our park visitors is a natural extension of the curbside program thus ensuring the City of Reynoldsburg is doing its due diligence in making a positive impact on the world in which we live,” stated Mayor Brad McCloud.
“We are very pleased with the momentum that continues to build through our ongoing work with Keep America Beautiful,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “As communities continue to improve their infrastructure to support recycling at home and at work, this program helps address a persistent challenge, which is improving recycling opportunities for people on-the-go.”
(Pictured, left front to back) City of Reynoldsburg’s Mayor Brad McCloud; Malisha Goggans, Vice President, Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful; Caroline Zola, Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful Board Member and Adopt A Spot/Park/Street Coordinator; Brett Luzader, City of Reynoldsburg City Council Member Ward II. (Pictured, right front to back) Donna Bauman, Director, City of Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department; Mary Hudson, Executive Director, Reynoldsburg Visitors & Community Activities Bureau and Co-Chair Clean Up Reynoldsburg Day/Week; Arley Owens, Executive Director Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful; Chris Long, City of Reynoldsburg City Council Member, At Large; Dick Hudson, Co-Chair Clean Up Reynoldsburg Day/Week; Brian McGuire, Parks Maintenance Superintendent, City of Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.