Greener Corners encourages recycling downtown

There are now 30 different locations throughout Sandusky where trashed items can be salvaged for a second life.
Andy Ouriel
Nov 26, 2012

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.

Comments

donutshopguy

I will be giving them my recycling rather than paying money through the county to recycle.

Factitious

Not an option.

That would be no more legal than dumping the rest of your household garbage in sidewalk recepticals.

This is a good program, but will not improve household recycling. City still needs to work on that.

wiredmama222

So will a great many people. I hope these get emptied and do not turn out like the ones they had elsewhere. That turned into a mess. I hope these turn out better.

Good luck with this project.

DGMutley

From 11-16-12 Mailbag:
"... The bins will be accessible for people hanging out downtown so you don't have to throw your plastic or glass bottles, aluminum cans, newspapers and magazines in the trash. The program costs the city nothing. Greener Corners will pay for maintenance of the 30 recycling receptacles in the downtown and shoreline area by getting advertising sponsorships for the bins.

Residents should note the bins are not for large-volume can and bottle drop-offs — so don't go gathering up the 800 old soda cans in your garage.

But, if you're walking downtown and you finish off the last swig of your cola, you can drop the can or bottle in the bin and feel good about saving it from a landfill."

Erieboater

MGMutley, great post. It's very important that the Sandusky Register and City Leaders continue to inform residents that these containers ARE NOT for household recyclables, but for downtown pedestrian use! I think Sandusky Steel & Supply is opening a recycle center on Milan Rd just before the overpass for houshold use.

donutshopguy

So will someone monitor these recycle locations? If I dropoff my recycling everyday on my way to work the recycling police will arrest me?

WaterStreetCooncat

How much does it cost to advertise?