After a long bout of talks, city officials and public recycling company Greener Corners finally produced results this week, with workers installing 30 receptacles accepting both recycling and garbage.
Planners targeted parks, shoreline areas and major pedestrian pathways as places for the recycling receptacles.
"It takes a whole community to make this happen, and it will take a whole community to make this successful," said Sandusky paralegal Amanda Meyers, who helped launch the program on the city's end.
Previously, only trash bins existed in Sandusky, presenting limited opportunities for recycling a soda can, magazine or newspaper.
The only city-based public recycling options — a location on Marquette Street, near the Erie County Health Department and another on First Street, near the main Cedar Point entrance — will remain in place.
At no cost to taxpayers, Greener Corners will fund its operation through advertising space sold on the bins.
Downtown businesses and agencies are among the sponsors.
Read more about the program in today's Register or e-paper.