Solid Waste & Recycling


New York boosts public space recycling

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling, Inc. (NYSAR3), as an administrator of a NYS Dep...

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling, Inc. (NYSAR3), as an administrator of a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Benefit Fund, has invested over $40,000 to boost beverage container collection and public space recycling throughout the State of New York. The grant program will provide at least one thousand ClearStreams to qualifying youth and community organizations located in nine DEC regions.

According to Jeff Cooper, NYSAR3 Regional Board Member, ClearStream was selected as the approved container for the NYSAR3 project because of its proven record for collecting large volumes of recyclable materials with virtually no contamination. Resourceful, manufacturer of ClearStream, has been providing products for curbside and away-from-home recycling since 1990.

NYSAR3 grant applications had to be postmarked by April 15, 2009. Names of the sixty-plus public space recycling grant recipients were announced yesterday as part of NYSAR3’s recognition of Earth Day. A complete list of 2009 grant awardees can be found at

“In order to promote recycling in open public spaces, grant applications required that the applicant’s facilities be available for public use,” stated Dianne Woske, President of NYSAR3. She explained further that school playing fields qualified only if they are open to youth or adult activities and are not restricted to interscholastic competition.

While ClearStream portable recyclers can also be used indoors, NYSAR3 expects most of the containers to be used outdoors at public sporting events, festivals and fairs. ClearStream portable recycling containers include a durable steel frame, snap-on plastic lid and use clear plastic bags that promote beverage container collection with virtually no contamination. Bold recycling graphics and an easy to service, 45-Gallon capacity clear plastic bag help ClearStream clearly communicate what is to be recycled.

 To follow the progress of the 2009 NYSAR3 Bin Grant Project, or to contact any of the grant award recipients, visit For more information on ClearStream, contact Jim Alderden at 800-872-8241 x101 or visit

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