The Village of Cary is committed to promoting and creating a sustainable environment. Examples of programs and projects focused on protecting our environment and conserving natural resources include:
Adopt-a-Roadway Program - Keeping Cary Clean: Various roadways in the Village are available for volunteers to assist in the cleanup of litter in the public right-of-way. Partners are acknowledged with a special street sign at the limits of the road that their organization adopts.
Green Fleet Pilot: The Village has begun a pilot to utilize hybrid vehicles for public works administrative and police non-patrol duties. A 2015 Ford C-Max was added as the first trial of these fuel efficient and reduced emission fleet vehicles.
e-Recycling: The Village hosted a one-day "e-Recycling and Paper Shredding Event" in 2015 that was utilized by many residents this year.
Holiday Lights Recycling Program: Each year the Village collects and recycles used holiday lights with drop boxes at Village Hall, the Cary Fire Protection District stations, and the Park District Senior Center.
Downtown LED Street Light Retrofit: The Village is in the process of retrofitting many of the street lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED fixtures. These lights use a fraction of the energy and also require less frequent maintenance and replacement by Village crews.
Other Recycling Options: The Algonquin Township Road District provides several options for recycling, including specialty items during certain drop-off days. Visit their website for more information.