Winner announced in Blue Recycling Cart Contest

Dec 21, 2011

GREENVILLE - The City of Greenville and Keep Greenville Beautiful recently sponsored a contest to encourage more Greenville residents to use the 64-gallon blue carts for recycling.

Submitted to KETR:

Existing blue cart users and those who signed up to receive a blue recycling cart by December 15, 2011, were entered into a drawing to win a 42” Sanyo LCD HDTV provided by Keep Greenville Beautiful.

The winner of the contest was Carla Nix, who has been using the blue recycling cart since it was first offered. During the contest, 121 new customers signed up to get a 64-gallon recycling cart, for a total of 655 customers who are making their recycling easier than ever.

The City of Greenville offers free curbside recycling to all residential garbage customers. A free 18-gallon bin is provided for storing recycling until the weekly collection day. For just $1.00 per month, customers can get a 64-gallon blue cart that makes recycling even easier. This cart holds almost four times as much recycling, and because it has wheels, it is easy to roll to the curb on collection day.

So much can be recycled now (a list of acceptable items is available on the City’s website), and recycling is EASY! No sorting is required, just toss it all into the cart and roll it to the curb. The more material that is recycled, the less goes into the landfill. It is a win-win for everyone.

Although the contest for the HDTV is over, you can still sign up to receive a blue recycling cart, by calling 903-457-3116.