Overland Park, Kansas (PressExposure) February 20, 2012 -- Clients at a local fitness center in Overland Park now see just how many bottles are being eliminated from going to the local landfill. Paul Surles, an Overland Park real estate agent was at LifeTime Fitness today and noticed at the new water dispenser he helped reduce waste from the local landfill. As a matter of fact, his water bottle refill was number 22,503 this morning.
"I have been refilling water bottles for a long time and now it's cool to see with the electronic counter just how many thousands of bottles we're eliminating from going to the landfill. A lot of clients refill bottles without thinking too much about it, but now we actually see the number increase each time we refill a bottle," said Paul.
This is just one of the significant green initiatives companies and homeowners in Overland Park are doing to make a difference. Several neighborhoods, including the Lancaster subdivision have taken yet another step in the green direction.
The Lancaster homeowners association just launched a subdivision-wide curbside recycling initiative this year so each homeowner has two waste containers for curbside pickup: one for trash and another for recycling. "Our family has noticed most weeks we have filled our recycling container with more than what we're sending to the landfill," said Paul. "Previously, we would collect our recycled material and take it to the recycle containers at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, just a few minutes from our home in Lancaster," he added.
The Lancaster subdivision is located near 127th and Antioch Road and Heartland Elementary School in Overland Park. Paul Surles has lived in Overland Park, KS since 1999 and is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc. in Overland Park, KS. For more information, please contact Paul Surles at service@LiveInOverlandPark.com.