Pittsburgh getting $350,000 grant to purchase recycling bins
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is giving Pittsburgh a $350,000 grant to purchase recycling bins for city residents.
Pittsburgh will use the money to purchase 13,000 residential curbside recycling containers and for a recycling education program consisting of leaflets, website updates and a social media campaign, according to the Mayor’s Office. DEP will buy stickers for the container lids, detailing what material is permissible for recycling.
The city will distribute the bins to residents over the next two years.
Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto, said officials would work out details, including who is eligible for the bins and how they will be distributed, after the grant is approved by City Council. Council on Tuesday introduced an authorization bill and will vote in coming weeks.
The Pennsylvania Resource Council in a separate program has distributed 5,200, 32-gallon bins, mainly to North Side residents.
City residents can purchase their own bins, or be asked to be placed on a Pennsylvania Resource Council waiting list by calling (412) 488-7490, or visiting its website .
Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter @bobbauder.