Keep Carter County Beautiful discusses utilization of recent Coca-Cola grant

With the recent Coca-Cola grant Keep Carter County Beautiful received last week, now came the time to figure out what to do with it.

KCCB met Wednesday evening at the mayor’s conference room to discuss the fine details of what they received and what they planned to do with it.

Edward Bascomi said they received 35 portable bins and 100 bags for each of the bins.

“It was our intention to put some of them in the downtown,” Bascomi said.

Edward Jordan said he wanted to scatter them throughout the county, especially during special events.

“We can give them to schools and let them distribute the bins,” Jordan said.

The bins allow for a certain amount of customization, and the committee discussed the possibility of allowing students at the schools to customize bins they put there. They also discussed ways to incorporate their new logo onto the bins.

While figuring out what the bins will most likely say, they had a discussion about separating bins based on types of recycled materials. While the committee noted “contaminated” paper can still recycle into compost, Ginger Holdren said sorting the recycling regardless was important.

“The Landfill Committee is going to want proper signage so they can sort it,” Holdren said.

Ultimately, Jordan said he will receive the two pallets of recycling bins at his house when they arrive. They will continue to work out placement when they arrive.

Mike McDonald provided a report on his efforts to reach out to local restaurants and fast food chains about adding anti-littering signage on entrance/exit doors.

“McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A have committed to the signs,” McDonald said. “No local restaurants said no.”

The committee agreed to printing 1,000 logo signs, once they acquire the money needed for the printing costs.

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