GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Greenville has been awarded a $75,000 grant to improve the city's recycling initiative.

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded the grant to Greenville, which will help purchase residential roll-out carts for recycling use, according to a city release. The Sanitation Division applied for this grant and received the maximum award of $75,000.

The upgraded recycling bins will be purchased for Greenville residents who receive curbside garbage and recycling service in 2014.