Harford County, Maryland recently started a new recycling program to expand recycling in parks and ball fields. “Recycling Just Like at Home” is a partnership between Harford County Parks and Recreation and Harford County Public Schools and represents a joint effort to keep parks and school fields clean. As described,
The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Harford County Public Schools to introduce recycling at ball fields and parks in the county. Athletes and spectator will be able to separate trash and recyclables “just like at home”.
After a successful pilot program at specific sites, Parks & Rec has distributed 400 recycling cans at County Parks and HCPS athletic field sites throughout the county. This initiative will expand single stream recycling to those sites. The Department of Public Works’ Recycling Office and the Department of Administration’s Sustainability Office have also assisted in launching this program.
Arden McClune, Director of the Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation stated, “Introducing recycling at our parks and ball fields is something that we have been working toward for a while. . .and we are confident that the program will be a success.”