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Posted at 1:18 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

D.C. gets recycling bins courtesy of Pepsi

By Associated Press

Downtown Washington will soon have more recycling options thanks to a partnership between city officials and PepsiCo.

More than 350 recycling bins will be placed downtown under the new initiative announced Tuesday.

Richard Bradley, executive director of the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, says the bins should collect more than 1 million pounds of recyclable material a year that otherwise would have gone in the trash.

The bins are being provided by PepsiCo through its Dream Machine recycling initiative.

They are computerized and allow users to collect and redeem rewards points for containers that they recycle.

For every bottle or can recycled in one of the bins, PepsiCo will make a donation to a program that provides business training to disabled veterans.

By Associated Press  | March 1, 2011; 1:18 PM ET
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that is awesome. thanks pepsi!

(now just get your over-caffienated-sugar-poison out of our schools)

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 1, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Pepsi has always been a better product than Coke.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 1, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Does the initiative pay for graffiti removal when bins are tagged? I don't anticipate many tags in the downtown area but am still curious. Likewise, when bins inevitably wear out, will they be replaced or . . .?

Here's hoping they don't say "Pepsi" on them. We certainly don't need more eyesore advertising around town.

Posted by: dcparent | March 1, 2011 6:15 PM | Report abuse

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