By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
Allen County -
One local community group is making it that much easier for Allen County residents to recycle.
Keep Allen County Beautiful receives 48 recycling bins from the Coca-Cola foundation and Keep America Beautiful. Those bins will be placed all around Allen County, including the Fairgrounds and Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks.
Grants were awarded on a competitive basis. Member of Keep Allen County Beautiful Tom Jettinghoff explains why they're proposal was chosen.
"What we tried to stress in our application was the fact that we have a lot of people being able to use the facilities. We focused on the parks and recreation areas in downtown Allen County. The Fairgrounds is also a big draw, and also including the communities of Allen County," said Jettinghoff.
Keep Allen County Beautiful members hope the bins will serve as a direct incentive for communities to expand recycling programs beyond curbside collection.