"Put It In The Cart"

"Put it in the cart" is a pilot project that aims to get people to recycle and keep Greenville beautiful.

The folks in the West Meadowbrook section of Greenville received a free 96 gallon roll out cart to put their trash in.

Each cart cost about $70 dollars and about 150 of them were bought by the city. In all, the organization spent just over $7000 dollars on the carts.

A $10,000 dollar grant was awarded to the Keep Greenville Beautiful organization which kicked off its pilot program Saturday morning at two different housing projects in the area.

Organizers say the project will help save the environment and save landfill space.


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  • by Aunt B Location: Greenville on Nov 9, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    Why on earth would they get up off their butts to pick up trash and recycle, when they can just sit on the porch and collet a check. That's just a waste of plastic to make the trash bins. Should have made them some more plastic chairs to sit in!!!!!
  • by Yeah Right on Nov 8, 2009 at 05:22 PM
    I saw the news piece and the lady sais that if you GIVE them something then it will be easier for them to do the right thing (qoute may not be exact). Well we give them a place to live and pay most of the bills for them and they still rob and shoot each other like its the wild west. I am tired of paying for others to squander my money. I believe the qoute is As Thomas Jefferson said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
  • by Why? Location: Greenville on Nov 8, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    Why is it that people who live in housing projects have to be so dirty and disgusting and litter? I am glad they were given trash cans to clean up their mess!!! But there is just NO excuse for being so trashy in the first place! I say FINE them for all they have for making Greenville trashy.
  • by huh? on Nov 7, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    Giving people supersized garbage cans will save landfill space? On what planet is that? How about 10 gallon size garbage cans, 90 gallon recycling cans, and teach them how to re-use and compost instead. THAT would be better for the environment and save the town's landfill!
  • by Huh? Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2009 at 06:43 PM
    I guess I just don't get it. Unemployment is at a record high and Greenville is spending $7,000 on garbage cans. People are losing their homes and struggling to survive so lets spend the money on garbage cans!
  • by Bet Location: NC on Nov 7, 2009 at 05:28 PM
    What about Washington NC, we don't have s... over here! Do something about this dump!
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