Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Art of Recycling soon to practiced by 66,000 Shreveport families, says Shreveport Green


Lee Jeter, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Says Lee Jeter of 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."

6 comments:

Rachel Stuart-Haas said...

I am so excited about this!
But when will Shreveport recycle glass too?

trudeau said...

Shreveport Green will be our source for such news. I'll ask Jon Soul.

Noma said...

I think this is extremely exciting. We had curbside recycling in Baton Rouge and it was one of the things I miss the most. Hoorah!

Schleuss said...

yippie!

Anonymous said...

Knowing the dedication my son, Jon Soul, has to "walking gently on this earth", I couldn't be happier than to know that Shreveport, always in my heart, will benefit from his committment to recycling and a "greener" place for
generations to come. k carlson

k p kelsey said...

here's to another small step to a big change in the earth's residents' wake-up call ^^ and to jon soul, big brother, who's still my hero.