Republic Services will donate $1 a month to a local education program for every Caldwell resident who signs up for the company’s new no-sort curbside recycling program.
Money will go to the P16 Caldwell Education Project which encourages kids to attend post-high school education and prepares them for public schools through an early childhood education program.
Residents pay $4.95 a month to recycle newspapers, magazines, tin cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, plastics and paper.
P16 will get about $1,000 a month initially, but that figure is expected to increase, said Jake Alger, United Way of Treasure Valley spokesman.
The P16 preschool serves about 80 students at Wilson and Sacajwea elementaries. It is operated by Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Supporters include: United Way of Treasure Valley J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, the Whittenberger Foundation, Crookham Company, Hop & Mae Adams Foundation,, U.S. Bank and the Troxell Fund.