Monday, May 12, 2008
Curby steps out on the town
By BONNA JOHNSON • Staff Writer • May 12, 2008 Metro’s green recycling cart, Curby, is showing up all over town at major events to encourage people to recycle their aluminum cans, paper and plastic items. Attendees at the CMA Summer Music Festival in June, the city’s Fourth of July celebration downtown and the Bluebird on the Mountain summer concert series at Dyer Observatory can pitch their recyclables into the carts, said Veronica Frazier of Metro Beautification and Environment. “Special events generate a large number of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and other items that can easily be recycled instead of thrown into the trash, so we’re eager to form partnerships with event planners and organizers to provide recycling at their venues,” Frazier said. Some 30 Curby carts were set out at the Iroquois Steeplechase last Saturday to collect recyclables.