Thursday, February 27, 2014

South Main Recyles on Local 24 with Sean Parker

Thank you to Sean Parker, and Local 24 for a great story today about South Main Recycles!

My neighborhood in Downtown Memphis lost its recycling bins last year after our grant funded by the Office of Sustainability ran out. That's when myself and two of my neighbors, Bob Lundy and Sharon Leicham, decided to do something.

A visit to single stream recycling facility ReCommunity and a few phone calls later, we found that adding recycling back into the neighborhood was just $100 per month for everyone. We started an online campaign to accept donations from other neighbors. We were able to raise over $1,200 from donations as small as $5 and as large as $100. Then, the Downtown Memphis Commission generously matched what we raised!

Recycling is back! If you'd like to use the single stream bins, they're located next to the Memphis Farmers' Market at G.E. Patterson and Tennessee Street. If you'd like to learn more, or to donate, visit

Read Sean's entire story here.

Watch the interview below:

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