Aluminum Can Recycling Bin





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Wagner SD

Total Budget: $2,200

Areas of Focus: Water and sanitation, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Construct a new recycling bin for aluminum cans-recycling proceeds used for student scholarships

Our Rotary club took over the responsibility of the Lions Club aluminum can recycling bin in 2017 when that group disbanded. The old recycling bin is wooden and is in tough shape from being moved a couple of times. It also has no top to keep the cans from blowing out during windstorms. Our plan is to construct a new design for the bin that will allow cans to be dropped off easily and also have a sloping lid to keep the donations contained. The new bin will also be constructed from metal so that it will hold up for many years out in the elements. Redesigning the bin will help to keep the street and surrounding area cleaner and prevent cans from having to be picked up after a storm. The funds from the cans that are recycled are used to give back to local high school seniors as scholarships to further their education. This project is a great way to provide a service to our community, show our pride in our downtown area, and provide for students education. Local Rotarians will provide the engineering design, welding fabrication, and painting of the new bin. Signage will be updated on the bin and the Rotary emblem will be proudly displayed.

Project Contact Person

District: 5610

Rotary Club of: Wagner

Primary Contact: Patricia Frei

Email: pfrei@hcinet.net

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Wagner (5610)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Patricia Frei

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Patricia Frei.


by Patricia Frei

System Entry: Project signed by Bill Frei.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rachael Woods.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Project dropped by Bruce Young.

Reason for dropping: I am sorry to inform you that the District Grant Subcommittee has decided it is unable to fund this grant. We had requests for almost $73,000 in funding and we only have a bit over $45,000 available. The status of this project will be changed to "Dropped."

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