Orange County Parks and Recreation Receives 20 Public Space Recycling Bins to Improve Recycling in Orange County

 From Orange County Parks and Recreation

Orange County residents visiting Deputy Brandon Coates Community Park, East Orange District Park, Independence Park, Meadow Woods Park, Silver Star Park, Lake Apopka Loop Trail, and Summerport Park should expect to see a cleaner public park this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program provided funding to Orange County Parks and Recreation to place 20 bins in eight parks.

“By providing these new bins at convenient locations, visitors will be able to help keep the parks clean and support Orange County’s recycling efforts at the same time, “ said Matt Suedmeyer, Manager of the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division. Recycling also extends the life of the County’s landfill and preserves landfill space – which can reduce future disposal costs.

In 2018, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is funding 34 grants with a total distribution of 936 new recycling bins in public parks across the country, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors.

Now in its sixth year, the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful has provided nearly 5,250 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations across 44 states. 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.

“Our longstanding partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is helping to make an on-the-ground difference in the accessibility of recycling bins in public spaces,” said Helen Lowman, president, and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “In our effort to transform public spaces into beautiful places, it’s important to continue making it easier and more convenient for visitors of public parks to recycling on the go, keeping our parks pristine and beautiful.

To view a full list of community organizations receiving grants, click here.

About Orange County Parks and Recreation
Maintaining 15,000+ acres, the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division operates 102 parks, trails, boat ramps and facilities, including 13 recreation centers. For information on Parks’ programs for youth and adults, senior recreation centers, fitness center memberships, pavilion rentals, tent and RV camping, splash playgrounds, dog parks and more, visit www.OrangeCountyParks.net or call 407-836-6200.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Behavior change – steeped in education, research, and behavioral science – is our cornerstone. We empower generations of community stewards to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube. 

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