Pompey Park Recreation Center in Delray Beach is going green with "Earth Month"

New lights, solar-powered trash compactors

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Pompey Park Recreation Center in Delray Beach is going green!

New additions will be unveiled tonight, featuring new athletic-field lighting and solar-powered trash compactors.

The $300,00 dollar project was funded by federal stimulus money.

According to our newspartners at the Sun Sentinel , this move is expected to  cut costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while helping the environment.

"This project replaced 116 lighting fixtures with 82 new, green fixtures and is expected to result in $15,000 to $20,000 in energy and maintenance cost savings annually (and more than $300,000 over a 20-year period)," the city's sustainability officer Richard Reade said.

"The solar-powered trash compactors, funded through a private contribution from Waste Management Inc. of Florida, will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance costs that will lead to improved city services," he said.

There will be a "Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony" at Pompey Park tonight at 7:15 p.m. for the new outdoor athletic field lighting and solar-powered trash compactor.

Pompey Park Recreation Center is located at 1101 NW Second St., Delray Beach.

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