Recycling helps divert garbage from local landfills.

In August 2020, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation installed fifteen blue receptacles as part of Griffith Park’s first-ever recycling program. The new bins have been placed at various high traffic locations along Crystal Springs & Riverside Drives on the eastern side of the park. This effort is the result of a generous $25,000 grant from Coca-Cola to help reduce the amount of garbage accumulating on a daily basis in one of LA’s most iconic and beloved city parks.

The effort to introduce recycling in Griffith Park is part of a larger ongoing initiative to establish a “plastic free park”, and accompany upgraded water fountains that double as bottle refill stations for visiting hikers and picnickers. Each of the recycling bins will feature informational signage to provide helpful tips and educate on the importance of recycling. We’ve partnered with Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation, who will not only handle collection, but also help us collect useful data on the gathered recyclables during the project’s first year.

This new recycling initiative align with Coca-Cola’s sustainable packaging efforts to “collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030.” To learn for about Coca-Cola’s sustainability efforts, please visit:

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THANK YOU to our donor, Coca-Cola!