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Bus Go Green METRO Blue Line

Recycle when you ride

| Monday, September 9, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Metro Transit customers will notice something new the next time they’re at the METRO Blue Line’s Target Field Station: a blue and yellow recycling bin.

The station is home to one of ten new recycling containers that were installed after Labor Day as part of a pilot recycling program. Recycling containers have also been placed at Uptown Transit CenterSun Ray Transit Center28th Avenue Park & Ride lot and  Fred T. Heywood Office Building and Garage.

Wayne Schafer, assistant director of Facilities Maintenance, said customers are encouraged to recycle newspapers, as well as clean aluminum and plastic in the new bins. “For us, this is just the right thing to do,” he said.

Material from the new containers will be combined with recyclables already being collected at Metro Transit’s support facilities.

Metro Transit has trash containers at all Blue Line and Northstar stations as well as Park & Ride lots and Transit Centers. Future expansion of the recycling program will depend on funding. Metro Transit paid for the purchase of the 10 bins now in use.

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