Teen-designed recycle bins installed in Boise park

Students at the Sage International School came up with the idea for the new bins.

BOISE -- Julia Davis Park has some new recycling bins developed with the help of students and staff at the Sage International School.

The unique thing about these bins is they can be attached to an existing park trash can holder and don't require any additional concrete on the ground.

Sage students and staff built a prototype container and approached the parks department about the project last year.

"Our first creation he had made it out of duct tape and cardboard and it was a small little model," said 10th grader Madison Saccoman.  "We had scaled that up into plywood and duct tape and chicken wire, and that is what we showed to Parks and Rec, and they loved it."

ECCO Safety Group donated time and resources toward engineering the final product.

Nine working models of the recycle bin are being installed today at Julia Davis Park. The city will see how they compare with other models, then decide whether to add more.


Copyright 2016 KTVB


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