For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Contact: Preston Wallace, Director of Marketing, 260-203-1291 Preston@DowntownFortWayne.com
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Downtown Fort Wayne’s Clean & Green team, in partnership with the City of Fort Wayne, has installed 18 additional streetscape litter receptacles throughout the 99-block Downtown District and its neighboring corridors.
“Our Clean & Green team is the foundation of everything we do to make Downtown Fort Wayne the vibrant, urban core of northeast Indiana,” said Downtown Fort Wayne President Michael Galbraith. “As foot traffic and walkability have increased, we are pleased to bring additional trash units to Downtown and its neighboring business corridors.”
In continued partnership with the City of Fort Wayne, Downtown Fort Wayne expanded its Clean & Green program services to 13 neighboring corridors in 2021. Eight litter receptacles were added to the Downtown District, and 10 litter receptacles were installed throughout the community corridors—six on Hanna Street and four on Fairfield Street.
“I thank Downtown Fort Wayne for taking the initiative and placing these litter receptacles in various locations,” said Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock, 5th District. “Downtown Fort Wayne works hard every day to keep our Downtown clean and tidy. Their efforts have enhanced our city’s appeal and growth.”
Clean & Green collected 39.7 tons of debris and litter last year between the Downtown District and its adjacent business corridors.
For more information about Downtown Fort Wayne and its Clean & Green program, please go to DowntownFortWayne.com.