In an effort to collect tennis ball containers to turn into personal-sized monofilament recycling bins, 4-H members across the state are encouraging tennis ball clubs to "Go Green" and arrange for their club members to recycle their used tennis ball cans for use in the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project. Many of the tennis clubs have volunteered to set up nice-looking, permanent receptacles at their locations in order to collect the tennis ball cans. In order to get receptacles to set up at the tennis clubs, I contacted Waste Management in Sarasota County to see if they would be willing to donate recycling containers to set up at the tennis clubs.
I am excited to announce that Waste Management partnered with our efforts and provided us with 75 recycling receptacles for us to set up at tennis clubs across Sarasota County. These bins will provide information on the project and the importance of fishing line recycling. By working with Waste Management, we are helping to reduce waste that results from people throwing their tennis ball cans away. This will also allow us to increase the number of tennis ball cans that we can collect for our project, which in turn will help us in our efforts to protect Florida's marine wildlife.