City of Memphis calls on 'Recycling Champions" to raise awaranes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

City of Memphis calls on 'Recycling Champions" to raise awaraness

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The City of Memphis' Department of Public Works tapped roughly 50 Memphis recyclers, including WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony, for a social media campaign to raise awareness about the city's residential recycling program expansion.
 
The “All in One Snapshot Program” invites so-called “Recycling Champions” to share their recycling experiences via social media, and show others how easy and beneficial recycling can be for the Memphis community.
 
Proponents say the whole community benefits from recycling because the less garbage the city produces, the less it costs taxpayers for landfill space.
 
Advocates also point out recycling cuts down energy needed to make products from new materials.
 
The 50 Memphians received a 96-gallon recycling cart this week in advance of the full rollout, which begins in six weeks.
 
Meanwhile, the champions will chronicle their recycling experiences using the hashtag #MemphisRecycles.
 
In return, the city will donate a load of compost or mulch to the community beautification project of Kontji and other champions' choice (it could be a community vegetable garden, a neighborhood entry, your local park, or the garden at your local school).
 
Tell Kontji which project you think would benefit from free compost or mulch:

https://www.facebook.com/KontjiAnthonyWMCActionNews5/posts/1445947425723571:0
 
Here's what you're allowed to recycle: http://memphisrecycles.com.

To request your own 96-gallon bin, contact Amanda.Fryer@MemphisTN.gov or Joyce.Williams@MemphisTN.gov.

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