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City Unveils New Recycling Education Van and App at April 9 Earth Day Event
Posted Date: 4/6/2016 3:00 PM

During Greensboro’s Earth Day celebration April 9 at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, the City’s Field Operations Department will unveil its new recycling education van, demo its new recycling mobile app, and conduct its Plastic Bottle Blitz awards ceremony.

This year’s free Earth Day celebration takes place from 1-5 pm at the Kathleen Clay Edwards branch library, 1420 Price Park Road, and features more than 50 exhibitors and entertainment and education for everyone. Learn more.

As one of the exhibitors, field operations will staff it’s new eye-catching recycling van, which is outfitted with interactive touch screens, recycling activities and resources. The van will be used for upcoming outreach presentations throughout Greensboro.

Also being demonstrated is the City’s first originally designed and created mobile app called Recycle First, which is now available in Android and Apple app stores. The app quickly allows residents to find out what items are recyclable and the location of their nearest recycling drop-off site.

Residents who have entered the fifth annual Plastic Bottle Blitz will have their collections counted during the Earth Day celebration, with awards of up to $500 in cash prizes given for the most bottles collected by weight.

Also part of the day’s activities is the Great American Cleanup from 9 am to 12 noon throughout the city, sponsored by Greensboro Beautiful Inc.

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