Grand Traverse County recycling bins made available to shoppers

The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department declared that the downtown Traverse City recycling program is being welcomed by local shoppers, businesses and the community in general.

Shoppers utilize the recycling bins placed in downtown Traverse City.

In August, 2009, the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery department, along with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), initiated a pilot recycling program by placing 14 recycling containers within the downtown area. The bins provide the opportunity to recycle paper and beverage bottles made of plastic and glass, as well as metal containers.

Traverse City is one of very few communities within the state that offers the community service opportunity. Staff is monitoring the success of the recycling containers for future expansion.