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Colorado Springs recycles 20 tons in first quarter of public space recycling program
The recycling program is free of cost to the City and taxpayers; made possible by the City?s partnership with Greener Corners, a full-service recycling organization that sells sponsorships on the sides of the recycling bins to cover the cost of the program and earn some additional revenue for the City.

"Colorado Springs should be proud of the huge strides we are taking to become a more sustainable city with the help of the Greener Corners recycling program," says Steve Bach, Mayor. "To go from basically zero public space recycling to diverting 20 tons of recyclables in four months is quite an accomplishment, and at no cost to the city - it's a win-win." The City will present the program as a model for other communities with Greener Corners staff at this year's Colorado Association for Recycling's annual meeting.

The partnership with Greener Corners came about as part of the city's contract with Active Network to establish asset marketing programs with positive revenue streams and partnerships. Greener Corners has opened a local office in downtown Colorado Springs, and is forging collaborations with numerous organizations and businesses, including Boy Scouts, Pikes Peak Sustainability Business Network, the Chamber of Commerce, Greener Cities Coalition and Waste Management. Recyclables are hauled along with trash by Waste Management, the City?s current contracted waste hauler.

For more information about sponsoring recycling bins or volunteering with the Greener Team call 1-888-LOOK-4-GC (1-888-566-5442) or (719) 578-3333, or follow Greener Corners at Facebook.com/GreenerCorners and Twitter.com/GreenerCorners. Please contact Greener Corners at 719-578-3333 or madeleine.mellini@greenercorners.com for a customized advertising package at a fraction of the cost of other media.
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