Green Works Orlando and Keep Orlando Beautiful are excited to announce the installment of six recycling bins at Lake Eola Park. The bins are ready for use starting today, Friday, April 20th, just in time for 7th annual Central Florida Earth Day on April 21st in Lake Eola Park.
Recycling not only helps preserve local resources and the environment, but it also reduces costs associated with dumping fees.
The goals of this recycling program at Lake Eola Park are to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill, give residents the opportunity to recycle and to educate the public about the benefits of recycling. Each bin displays information as to why it is important to recycle and the positive impact it has on our environment.
GREEN WORKS ORLANDO BACKGROUND:
This new program supports Mayor Dyer’s green initiative, Green Works Orlando, which is the City’s comprehensive plan to protect our natural resources, encourage environmentally-friendly lifestyles and business practices and engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central Florida in the effort to “go green.”
KEEP ORLANDO BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND:
Part of GreenWorks Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful (KOB) empowers individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment through beautification and litter prevention. KOB also offers several educational programs for local schools.