By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Runners and others at the Philadelphia marathon saw something new and different along the race route.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
New recycling bins designed to accept regular trash, recyclables and compostables. You may be familiar with trash and recyclable, but what can be composted?
Amy Bellcourt is with SCA, a local paper products maker and leader in sustainability.READ MORE: Reports Of Explosions Following 2-Alarm House Fire In Chester
“Composting is really collecting the organic material that we get rid of, things like banana peels or pieces of newspaper, egg shells. There’s all kinds of things that can be composted and making sure that it’s being reused rather than going into landfill,” she says.
Bellcourt says SCA partnered with the City of Philadelphia Sustainability Office and came up with the bin idea.MORE NEWS: Police Standoff Ends In Holmesburg With Armed Woman Taken Into Custody
The 3-section bins cost $175,000 and were be covered by SCA, but will belong to the city.