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Miami park gets new recycling bins as part of green living initiative

The plan is part of the City of Miami’s Future City Initiative that tackles blight.

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City of Miami officials were on hand, April 20, to see the debut of the city’s waste and recycling plan—which included new bins for Charles Hadley Park.

The comprehensive plan, known as the Keep Miami Beautiful program, provides educational workshops about recycling at Miami parks and adds bins in designated areas.

The plan is part of the City of Miami’s Future City Initiative that tackles blight and embraces green living. The city’s initiative has already come after Little Havana landlords who are in violation of of tenant laws. The initiative also marks uninhabitable buildings for demolition in Little Haiti.

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Through the Keep Miami Beautiful program, new recycling bins were added in Charles Hadley Park. The bins were funded by a grant from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.

The unveiling took place on Earth Day in Charles Hadley Park located at 1350 NW 50th Street.

Guests included District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Mario Nunez, director of The Solid Waste Department, Antavius Howell of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Samuel Latimore, president, and Vivian Perkins, vice president, of Charles Hadley Park Neighborhood Association.

The bins are just one aspect of the Keep Miami Beautiful program. Other components of the initiative includes nightly street sweeping, biweekly recycling pick ups, and access to a mini dump facility.

The program features workshops led by local groups such as the Charles Hadley Park Neighborhood Association, Liberty City Trust, and Liberty City Optimist: Club, Bouquet of Blossoms.

Nearby community hotspots can expect the same makeover. According to officials, the plan will also launch at Carrie P. Meek Senior Center, Sam K. Johnson Youth Center, Miller J. and Nancy S. Dawkins Olympic Swimming Pool Complex, and all fields and courts.

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