Monday, February 28, 2011

Recycling Dream Machines to be introduced downtown

A few months ago, the National Park Service partnered with Coca Cola to bring recycling bins to the National Mall

Pepsi, in conjunction with the Downtown Business Improvement District and the D.C. Department of public works, has decided to step up and bring Dream Machines to the Downtown area, according to Washington City Paper.

Dream Machines

Dream Machines are large recycling machines.  The difference in this and any other container is the technology in it: consumers can collect points for the items they recycle, which can be exchanged for rewards. 

Furthermore, Pepsi makes a contribution to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) with every recycled item.

Look for these on downtown streets - but what will they do to the beauty of our neighborhood?


  1. The dream machine kiosks you have pictured are not being installed in Penn Quarter. Dream Machine recycling bins are being installed that match the existing street trash cans.

  2. Thank you for the correction. Here is what the downtown DC Dream Machine cans will look like:

  3. Thanks for this post. Another great news for residents of Pittsburgh is the arrival of Dream Machines in its convenience stores. Now, people can recycle the things they bought right at the convenience store right after using them. Learn about this outstanding news from this video: