Recycling is a priority in the Golden Triangle.
The Golden Triangle neighborhood features 136 dual-flow recycling and garbage cans throughout its 43 square blocks.
Prior to adding these special cans, the BID collected information to determine the need to provide a recycling option. The public’s response showed a large demand to be environmentally-conscious. The dual-flow cans divide the bin to provide a recycling or trash option, without adding clutter to the street. The District’s single-stream recycling guidelines mean paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic are able to be commingled and collected in a single bin.
The BID’s extensive recycling program helped the Golden Triangle achieve LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED certification, from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first BID in the world to be certified through the LEED for Communities program.