Did you know that a tennis ball takes 400 years to decompose? Nationwide, approximately 125 million used tennis balls wind up in America’s landfills every year. That is 20,000 metric tons of methane-producing, near non-decomposable rubber waste. We’re thrilled announce our new tennis ball recycling program with Recycle Balls. Read more below about how to recycle all the parts of your tennis cans and balls. If you’d like to help out with the effort, volunteer here to empty the container when it gets full and take the balls to USP for shipment.
How can you help?
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Recycle Balls, a Vermont based non-profit focused on reducing the negative impact of used tennis balls on the environment. An all-weather recycling bin has been installed outside of the courts next to the green board. Please use this bin to dispose of used balls so they can be repurposed into tennis courts, stucco, rubber mulch, and more!
Tennis Cans and Caps
These plastic and metal items are totally recyclable. Simply put them into any normal recycling bin, including these in Fort Greene Park.