Mayor Inaugurates New Recycling Receptacles

Fort Wayne, IN — At 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 Mayor Tom Henry will inaugurate the delivery and installation of eight new streetscape recycling receptacles and 16 refurbished litter receptacles.  The new units were made possible through the Downtown Improvement District’s allocation of capital improvement funding, while the litter units were refurbished by the metal finishing students of Anthis Career center and repainted by the City’s Division of Traffic Operations.  Unit signage on the new multiuse recycling receptacles details what is appropriate for placement into the unit and what is not and was provided through the City’s Division of Solid Waste Management and Asher Agency.
Mayor Henry thanked the partners for making multiuse streetscape recycling possible and finding creative and cost effective solutions to litter control.  “This is a tremendous partnership as we work together to enhance our downtown.  Residents and visitors will be pleased with the efforts we are making to beautify downtown.”
Both the recycling and litter units are collected weekly by Republic Services in 2012 through a contract with The City of Fort Wayne’s Waste Management Department.  “The recycling education program developed by Waste Management and the DID’s commitment to downtown beautification gives us a solid foundation for the program to build upon” said Interim Downtown Improvement District President Bill Brown.  “We are happy to add multiuse streetscape recycling for our downtown visitors, working professionals, and residents alike and are so pleased to see the excitement generated by this program.
Brown thanked the City for its partnership through capital improvement projects and the DID’s Environmental Committee for their collective input on streetscape items.