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In December 2013, the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) along with the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) proposed the idea to the City of Hendersonville of donating the “old recycling bins” to our local schools and non-profits. The City recently replaced all of its recycling collection bins with new rollout carts to increase recycling and the old bins became surplus.


On March 6, the Hendersonville City Council approved a resolution allowing the donation of the recycling bins. Beginning today, members from the City of Hendersonville’s Environmental Sustainability Board and members from Environmental Conservation Organization will distribute more than 550 recycling bins to 21 Henderson County Public Schools and the Henderson County Boys and Girls Club.

According to Public Works Director Tom Wooten, the two groups reached out to schools and other organizations and found there was a need of additional recycling bins. The City is pleased to respond to this need and is grateful for the opportunity to participate in increasing recycling efforts.

For questions about this project, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.