Thursday, March 1, 2012
Free Green Can Press Release, Sept. 23, 2011
uh, better late than never? we didn't get a chance to cover this story at the time, but here's the press release from Sept. of 2011.
ALDERMAN MORENO RIBBON CUTTING FOR FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD INSTALLATION OF FREE GREEN CAN PUBLIC RECYCLING KIOSKS
Alderman Proco Joe Moreno will be cutting the ribbon and taking any press questions, on Monday, September 26, at 3 p.m., about Free Green Can bringing their public-recycling service to the 1st Ward.
These dual purpose recycling/trash containers and their collection are not paid by tax dollars. Free Green Can, a Chicago-based private company, pays entirely for their installation, maintenance and collection by selling advertising space on the can to family-friendly, eco-forward Chicago businesses. Two of their current clients are PepsiCo Dream Machine and General Mills (Yoplait Greek).
Free Green Can has a contract with the Chicago Park District and already has over 2,000 recycling kiosks deployed throughout park facilities, spread across the entire city. In addition, Free Green Can delivers recycling solutions to Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field and several top Chicago special events.
These 20 neighborhood, dual-purpose cans, which were installed on September 25, will be the first example of the company offering its service to a Chicago neighborhood.
Join Alderman Moreno and Free Green Can President and CEO, Steve Holland, at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 26 at the South East corner of Milwaukee/North and Damen (Approx: 1576 N. Damen).
Attached is a picture of one of the cans and a Google map showing where these cans are going in the 1st Ward.
Director of Legislative Affairs & Communications for
1st Ward Alderman, Proco Joe Moreno