Public Invited to be Part of Plastic Bottle Blitz for Chance to Win $1,000

The City of Greensboro and its recycling partner, ReCommunity, invite residents, schools and organizations to be part of our 3rd annual Plastic Bottle Blitz contest. To participate, residents simply collect empty plastic bottles and jugs of all shapes and sizes until April 5, 2014. On April 5, all collected bottles and jugs should be brought to the Earth Day celebration at Kathleen Clay Edwards Price Park, 1420 Price Park Drive, between 1 and 3 pm for weigh-in. The three individuals or groups with the most plastic by weight win cash prizes, up to $1,000.

The goal of the Plastic Bottle Blitz is to increase public awareness and recycling of plastic bottles which are banned from North Carolina landfills. “The Plastic Bottle Blitz allows us to highlight the many benefits of recycling for our community,” said Yvonne Foust, education specialist for the City’s Field Operations Department. “Working with our residents and our recycling partner, ReCommunity, we can reduce the amount of material going to the landfill by recycling the plastic into new products.” 

The Plastic Bottle Blitz is part of the April 5 Earth Day celebration to be held from 1-5 pm at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Drive. The celebration features free fun and educational activities for the whole family, including:

• Live entertainment
• Hands-on nature and eco-exhibits
• Hayrides
• Eco-art
• Gardening activities
• Solar and technology displays
• Face painting

The Plastic Bottle Blitz contest winners will be announced at the Earth Day celebration at 5 pm. For more information or to be placed on the Plastic Bottle Blitz email update list, contact Yvonne Foust at 373-2053 or visit

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