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BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus receives grant to support recycling efforts

Photo of New Recycling BinsWINCHESTER, Ky. (June 7, 2010) With the help of a national grant, the Winchester-Clark County Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College became a little greener.

The campus recently received 15 recycling bins from the Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program. Out of 1,700 applicants, BCTC was among the 82 recipients nationwide to receive the grant.

Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on a number of criteria, including where bins are likely to have the most impact on recovering beverage containers from the waste stream, ability of recipients to sustain their program into the future, and intent to support collection programs with recycling education and promotion.

Campus Director Bruce Manley said many of the students who attend the college come from rural areas that do not have neighborhood recycling programs. The accessibility of the bins can help students see the benefits of recycling, make it part of their daily lives, and motivate them to promote recycling efforts in their communities.

It is a great opportunity to show our students and our community how dedicated we are here at BCTC to recycling, Manley said. Hopefully we can inspire others around us to be an environmental leader and more earth friendly.

The bins accept recyclable paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic. The bins are being placed throughout the campus, including the entrances, stairwells, and other high-traffic areas.

The Bin Grant Program provides recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages the purchasing power and recycling expertise of Keep America Beautiful, a non-profit organization. Since its inception in the fall of 2007, the Bin Grant program has placed more than 1,100 recycling bins in 225 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org.

Photo of : The BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus recently received 15 recycling bins from the Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program.