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Grant adds recycling bins to parks

LAWRENCEVILLE — Thanks to a grant, recycling bins will be placed throughout Gwinnett County parks.

The parks and recreation system has been awarded a 2013 Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Award, which will allow the expansion of recycling opportunities near playgrounds, athletic fields or trails.

For its award, the county system has received 66 containers, which doubles the current recycling collection ability at local parks.

“We are pleased to be working with KAB to develop meaningful solutions that support public space recycling,” said Tim Gratto, vice president of sustainability for Dr Pepper Snapple. “The DPS/KAB Park Recycling Bin Grant Program makes recycling easier and more accessible for consumers in their favorite parks and public spaces while also aiding efforts to reduce litter.”

The collaboration has awarded a total of 35 grants in 22 states, providing 721 durable recycling bins for placement in park settings.