City commemorates Earth Day with new downtown recycling containers

One of nine new recycling containers installed Monday on the Fayetteville square

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The City of Fayetteville has installed nine new recycling containers on the downtown square, just in time for Earth Day today (April 22).

The new containers, made possible through a partnership with Fayetteville’s Parks & Recreation Department, were placed on the square on Monday in an effort to increase public space recycling in Fayetteville.

According to a post on the city’s website, the new containers are designed to be attractive and functional, and will accept high quality plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles for recycling.

City Waste Reduction coordinator Brian Pugh said the bins cost about $800 each.

The city plans to add additional recycling containers at Walker Park and Gary Hampton Park later this year to recover plastic bottles and aluminum cans from the baseball and softball programs.