Las Vegas goes greener with new recycling program
Las Vegas just got a little greener. The city is making it easy for you to recycle downtown. They've installed sidewalk recycling bins at bus stops and intersections. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Las Vegas just got a little greener. The city is making it easy for you to recycle downtown. They've installed sidewalk recycling bins at bus stops and intersections.
"I'd love to recycle this right now but I can't right now so I will have to wait until I get home," said one Las Vegas resident downtown.
But now she won't have to. The city just unveiled it's new recycling program.
Until now, there was limited access to recycling downtown, so people would just throw paper, plastic, cans and bottles into the trash. Especially at places like bus stops.
"Transit stations generate a lot of trash," said General Manager of RTC, Tina Quigley. "We generate about 43 tons of trash a month."
That's why the first 20 bins will appear at your local RTC bus stops. And each receptacle has space for advertising on the front, so the City of Las Vegas will end up making a little green for going green.
The city will make 15 percent of the ad sales that go on the bins. And you can expect to see 400 of them around Las Vegas. That means, this could be a potential profit of $74,000 a year for the city, which will go into its general fund.