More than 5,300 pounds of water bottles recycled through Benton Harbor High School

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – More than 5,300 pounds of empty water bottles have been recycled through the water distribution program at Benton Harbor High School, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced.

The recycling program is offered during water distribution hours at the high school.

More than 10 million bottles of water have been passed out to the community since September 2021.

When residents pick up water at the distribution site, they’re encouraged to also take home 33-gallon, clear plastic bags so empty bottles can be returned and recycled.

Caps can be left on the bottles but do not need to be in order to be recycled.

Only water bottles are being accepted at the site.

Plastic bags for recycling can also be delivered to residents and empty bottles are picked up during homebound deliveries.

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