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Rehoboth Beach Has a Plan to go Green

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Committee is introducing a new recycling program to the boardwalk and the beaches to become more eco-friendly. 

The committee introduced the program back in 2003 and it fell through after having issues with contamination of trash. Members of the committee met on Monday to make this new pilot program become a workable system. 

Frank Cole is the owner of Atlantic Bikes in Rehoboth and he is also a member of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Committee. Cole says his bike shop has been recycling for years and he is excited to make this project become a reality. Cole is also one of the businesses volunteering for this project. He will be putting out recycling bins outside his shop on the boardwalk.

"I'll be tasking my employees to keep an eye on it. As a business, we will make sure there's nothing that should not be in there. We will also remove the bins once to twice a week," Cole said.

The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Committee is waiting on money from the city manger to start this program. After receiving the funding, they plan on buying signs and containers to start recycling in Rehoboth Beach. Members of the committee will then put the bins at some local businesses a long the boardwalk during the off season. Stan Mills, the chair of the boardwalk and beach committee, says he hopes to see recycle bins lining up the mile long boardwalk next summer. 

"Trash cans are always co-located and next to recycle bins. So if you empty the trash more frequently, then people won't start throwing trash to overflow the recycle bin. This will bring way more success," Mills said. 

Stan Mills says the bins should be set up in just in time for the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival in October 2019. Mills says it's one step closer to the resort town going green. 


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