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Metro Council is latest government group to join new recycling effort at Historic City Hall

Tuesday August 7, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
               Stephen Haag 574-1204/645-1752

Louisville – On Monday, August 6th the Louisville Metro Council became the next Metro Government agency to participate in the city’s new single-stream recycling initiative for all Metro buildings.

“This recycling program represents our commitment to lead by example and is the first step for achieving a long-term increase in both residential and commercial recycling while reducing the bulk waste going to the landfill,” said President Jim King (D-10).

Council members and staff will take their non- recyclable trash to designated areas on all three floors of City Hall. Waste cans in all Council offices will become re-cycling bins.

“This effort is a commitment toward Metro’s immediate goal to increase recycling 25 percent within three years, with a long-term goal of diverting 90 percent of all solid waste from the landfill within 30 years,” said King.

Participation in the effort is the latest in a series of measures the Council has undertaken to move forward with environmental issues.

In January of 2012, President King created a standing committee of the Metro Council to focus on Sustainability. In the last two years, District 8 and District 9 have participated and expanded a pilot program in business recycling that have been funded in the Mayor’s Budget.

City Hall was retro fitted for energy savings in its HVAC systems in 2011 for better energy efficiency.