Shreveport Green, "We're taking delivery today of some 66,000 recycling bins. They are destined for distribution to houses across Shreveport during the June to August period; that's the target date."
Participating in the delivery were members of Americorps and Jon Soul of Shreveport Green.
Shreveport Green's site explains, "Pratt Industries, the world's largest paper and packaging company, has begun preparations to occupy 85 acres at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. It is because of this that Shreveport can finally look forward to curbside recycling.
The city will pay a fee of around $3 million for the 66,000 recycling bins that residents and businesses will receive to collect their recyclables, such as milk jugs, newspapers, and soda cartons. The bins can then be set out on regular trash days while employees of Pratt Industries will sort the recyclables and take them to their paper mill, where they will either be converted into paper or sent out to be recycled.
For now, Shreveport residents won't expect to pay anything for this new service, but in 2011 the city will begin charging a monthly fee of $2.50. This is an easy price to pay for the massive amount of trash that will be saved from our growing landfill, and the positive impact we will have on the environment."