Thursday, June 20, 2013

6-21-13 fdl county township receives recycling grant

The smallest Township in Fond du Lac County is receiving a grant to help the environment in a big way.  The grant from Keep America Beautiful will provide the Town of Metomen with 25 recycling bins to be loaned out free of charge for large gatherings such as ball games, family reunions, 4th of July picnics and other events.  Grant Coordinator Marilyn Peer says individuals and non-profit organizations can borrow the bins and place them near trashcans in order to collect recyclable materials.  Then, Perr says everything can be recycled at the Town of Metomen garage or through curbside collection.  The only stipulation is that people must clean the lids and return the empty bins within 48 hours of an event.  Perr says she applied for the grant because she wanted to see less trash in landfills and the bins make clean up very easy.  So far, the Fairwater Lions and Rosendale Lions have arranged to use them.  To borrow Keep America Beautiful bins, call (920) 748-2928. 

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