ARMONK, N.Y. -- The parks in the Town of North Castle are getting more environmentally friendly.
The town has added recycling bins in town parks thanks to donations from residents who want to have a cleaner North Castle.
According to Councilwoman Diane Didonato-Roth, 22 recycle bins will be put in place after the winter. Eleven of the bins were bought thanks to private donations while the other half is coming out of the recreation department's budget.
"We love it when our community gets more involved," Didonato-Roth said. "Our budgets are so tight that donations from the community help move projects forward. When people donate, we get the money and it is spent wisely."
Didonato-Roth said people from throughout Northern Westchester including Chappaqua, Bedford and Pleasantville, come to their parks.
"When they see these recycle bins, it will bring more awareness," Didonato-Roth said. "Maybe their towns will start adding more recycling bins."
Because of its town parks, North Castle is home to many sporting events each weekend, creating the need for bins. North Castle has also been recognized for its parks by various publications.
Didonato-Roth said initiatives like this show what happens when the various boards and the community can work together.
"It takes more than one board to achieve a goal," Didonato-Roth said. "When you work together in unity, we can get things done. That's an important part of any town. Unity creates goals. Recycling is important, we want as close to zero waste as we can."