Duluth Receives Grant To Sruce Up Lakewalk

By KBJR Manager

Duluth Receives Grant To Sruce Up Lakewalk

September 30, 2010 Updated Sep 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM CDT

The City of Duluth has been awarded a grant in the amount of $41,159 from the Department of Natural Resources Solar Legacy Grant Fund for the purpose of placing solar powered trash and recycling units along Duluth's Lakewalk.

It is estimated over 1 million people use the Lakewalk annually, which contributes to the high volume of garbage, according to the City.

The trash containers can hold up to 5 times as much as traditional containers.

The units use solar energy to run a compactor that reduces the trash. The trash containers operate on about the same amount of energy as one Christmas-tree light.

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