Saturday, December 18, 2010

Clean Team Pushes Recycling in Adams Morgan

For many years DC has had curbside recycling pickup, but if you're out in public, what do you do with your recyclable bottles and cans? If you happen to be in Unity Park in Adams Morgan, the answer is simple: Toss them in the recycling bins at the public park.

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Adams Morgan ANC1C have teamed up to install not one but two new recycling cans at Unity Park, on Columbia Road, NW at Euclid and Champlain Streets. Look for the bright blue cans next to the standard black trash cans. Both of these cans were paid for and installed by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

The recycling bins will be maintained by the "Clean Team" of the Adams Morgan Partnership BID.  The Clean Team is comprised of four trainees and one supervisor working through a contract with the Gospel Rescue Mission located in Chinatown. The Clean Team works from 7am to 3pm, seven days a week including all holidays, collecting an average monthly total of 50,000 pounds of trash and cleaning up illegally placed posters, stickers, graffiti, etc. They also remove discarded furniture, broken glass, repair clogged drains, clean up leaves and fallen trees, water trees during the warm months, and report broken street lights and signage. The Clean Team is supported in part by a grant from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

Additional recycling cans are scheduled to be placed along Columbia Road, NW in Adams Morgan in the coming year.

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