Recycling bins are set to be distributed to all villages on island by Guam Green Growth (G3) with the assistance of the Department of Public Works.
Guam Green Growth is a public-private partnership that develops tangible solutions to sustainability challenges and contributes to a green economy for the island region.
Dr. Austin Shelton, who heads the Center for Island Sustainability which oversees G3, said the recycling bins are now on island and they are just putting on the decals.
“We hope to install these recycling bins at a site of your choice in your villages in 2022, maybe we’ll even be able to get a few of them done before the end of the year,” Austin said during the last Mayors Council meeting.
Peggy Denney, the i*recycle administrator on Guam, said they will be collecting aluminum cans and glass containers.
“The glass will be taken either to a transfer station or I’ll take it to Mr. Rubbishman since they do have the blast pulverizer now. They’re just working out a few glitches,” Denney said.
She added that the recycling project can benefit the village schools, which in the past, have already collectively raised $250,000 from their recycling efforts.
“But I know that we can do so much better. And I’m hoping that this will help your residents by providing them another place where they can take their recyclables to, particularly the aluminum beverage cans. So as soon as we get started, we will help you and you can identify the sites where you want these recycling bins placed. And they will be monitored on a very regular basis, depending on how aggressively they’re being used,” Denney said.