The city of Las Vegas’ commitment to sustainability has expanded to area parks with a new single-stream recycling bin program. The new bins are painted blue and are already at several city parks including Centennial Hills, Majestic, Doc Romeo, Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, Gary Reese Freedom Park and Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
The bins accept plastic bottles, paper, cans, plastics, newspaper and cardboard, with patrons not needing to sort their recyclables. Trash bins are located next to the recycling bins for food and other waste items.
It is estimated that the recycling bins will save the city more than $130,000 a year in costs because there will be fewer trash pickups needed at parks.
About 110 of the new recycling bins have been deployed with more to come.
This recycling program furthers the city’s sustainability goals and helps save taxpayer money. The city’s overall recycling program is projected to save more than $310,000 annually. The city’s recycling rate will be about 50 percent with the inclusion of the new park recycling bins.