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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Contact: 225-273-6439

BREC Awarded Grant for Recycling

Recycling Bins to Be Placed at Burbank Soccer Complex and Park

BREC was recently selected as a recipient of the Healthy Communities Grant, which is administered by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The $5,000 grant will support BREC’s efforts to encourage park patrons to recycle and to set an example for environmental stewardship throughout the parish.

“We could not be more pleased to be the recipient of this grant,” said BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. “We intend to use the funding to help make our Parish cleaner, and to help educate citizens about the importance of recycling and the impact it has on our environment. We are very appreciative of the support that Keep Louisiana Beautiful and our state legislators have provided through this funding.”

In addition to the Healthy Communities Grant, BREC partnered with Progressive Waste Solutions, which donated an eight-yard recycling dumpster and Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which donated the plastic barrels for the program, to bring the project to fruition.

With the grant, BREC plans to place recycling receptacles and informational signage at the Burbank Soccer Complex and Park. The placement of the recycling bins will be timely as BREC and the Baton Rouge Soccer Club prepare to welcome more than 3,600 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators to the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships that will be held in Baton Rouge, June 19-26.

In addition to the soccer fields, the receptacles will be located at the fishing pond and dog park as well so that all park attendees can participate in the recycling efforts.

For more information about the recycling program, call 225-272-9200.

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