Coke grant equips Habitat with recycling bins

May. 08, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

Union County Habitat for Humanity received 50 new outdoor-use recycling bins to place at local businesses. 

The bins are possible to a grant from Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation. 

Union County Habitat has plans to expand their recycling program and recently received another recycling grant from the state. They will receive the 50 bins this summer. 

Their goal this year is to recycle more than 250 tons of material, 50 tons more than the current average. 

“One of the main barriers to recycling is convenience,” Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful said in a statement. “Providing a recycling bin helps communities overcome that barrier. We are truly grateful for Coca-Cola’s support and commitment to recycling, and for its support and commitment of the Bin Grant Program.” 

The program awarded bins to 156 local governments and groups across the nation. 

As Union County Habitat for Humanity expands its operations into neighboring Anson County, they are looking to expand their recycling program, Executive Director Mike Reece said in a recent interview. 

The goal of the grant program is to increase access to recycling and promote sustainable communities. The grant is open to universities and community programs.