Green Initiatives

GREEN

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.