Friday - Oct 09, 2015

City launches interactive recycling kiosk

ASHEVILLE – About two dozen people came out to Tuesday’s official launch of the city’s new interactive recycling kiosk at the Asheville Civic Center.

The kiosk – which urges people to “be social, do good” – was funded by a grant from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and was created through a partnership between the city’s Office of Sustainability and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Sustainable Technologies Program.

The kiosk also features a quiz to test users’ “green” knowledge and a video on recycling.

Users can take advantage of single-stream recycling at the kiosk, and can also take a picture in its photo booth and share it via email, Facebook and other social media.

To learn more about the Office of Sustainability, its goals, green initiatives and projects, visit:

Attendees take the quiz and upload photos to social media on the city's new interactive recycling kiosk, which was officially launched Tuesday at the Asheville Civic Center.

Rachel Rogers, city sustainability outreach specialist; Bradley Barrett, an A-B Tech student who worked on the kiosk's creation; and Maggie Ullman, energy coordinator for the City of Asheville, gathered for the kiosk's official launch.

Rachel Rogers, who leads outreach for the city's Office of Sustainability, speaks about the interactive features of the new recycling kiosk at the Asheville Civic Center.

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