More recycling bins coming soon for Tryon residents

Published 3:41 pm Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (NCDENR-DPPEA) recently notified the Town of Tryon that a North Carolina Solid Waste Management Trust Fund grant of $6,227.27 had been approved for the purchase of 1,000 curbside recycling bins.

The grant is a 1:10 match grant with the Town providing $1 for every $10 of grant funding toward the purchase cost.&bsp; &bsp;

Tryon Public Works Director Joel Burrell stated, &dquo;The new bins will be ordered in two lots with the first order placed as soon as the grant contract is finalized. This is good news for the many customers who have requested these curbside bins in the past few months since the initial supply was exhausted. &bsp;

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&dquo;The Town will notify recycling customers as soon as the new bins are available for pick up. The eagerness of our citizens to actively participate in reducing the waste stream and sanitation costs by recycling all possible materials is very encouraging. Recycling is good for keeping sanitation rates down and for protecting the environment.&dquo;&bsp;