Bridge View Center Joins Recycling Initiative


Bridge View Center has partnered with local and state entities as part of a new recycling initiative.

In an effort to improve sustainability and be more environmentally conscious, Bridge View Center has partnered with the Ottumwa/Wapello Recycling Center and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. A study in October of 2019 had shown that 41 percent of Bridge View Center’s waste stream was recyclable. It is estimated that BVC will be able to divert more than 8 tons of recycled items from the landfill and to the recycling center. As such, the Ottumwa/Wapello County Recycling Center Commission agreed to provide a 25 percent match and eventually qualified for a grant through the Iowa DNR to purchase special recycling containers. The overall cost of the initiative is $13,164.

A total of five Max-R containers were acquired through the grant, specifically due to their reputation as solid, durable products that can withstand the rigors of a large public assembly venue. Each container is made of 100 percent recycled materials, specifically, each one is made of 1,830 reclaimed milk jugs.

we are grateful for the support we recieved from janice bain at the recycling center for her efforts to help lead the charge and assist us in getting both our larger recycling containers from commercial sanitation and in writing the grant and working with the Iowa dept. of natural resources to make this all happen.” said scott hallgren, executive director of bridge view center.

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