Three Rivers Festival goes green

New event bins sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne
New event bins sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A new recycling program launches this weekend at the Three Rivers Festival with special bins that are designed to increase recycling in locations where it may not always accessible.

The “Borrow-a-Bin” program will have 50 event-ready carts that can be loaned to various event organizers, free of charge.

The carts have options for trash and recycling. The recycling portion is a clearly marked bag that is conveniently attached to the side of the cart for bottles and cans. Each recycling bag holds up to 250 bottles and cans.

The City is hoping the new carts will be used for festivals, fundraisers, concerts, 5K runs, and more. The bins are free for events, organizers just need to pre-register at least one week prior to the event to confirm availability.

“Ever since we launched our One Cart recycling program, community awareness about the importance of recycling has sky-rocketed,” Bob Kennedy, Director of the Division of Public Works said. “Eighty percent of the community is participating in our recycling program and many organizations have been asking us how they could have recycling at their special event or festival. Our Borrow-a-Bin program allows event goers to pitch-in recyclable products and keep them out of a landfill.”

For full information on the ‘Borrow-a-Bin” program and to register an event for the bins click here. 

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