The City of Branson has added eighteen new blue recycle bins to downtown Branson as part of the Historic Downtown Improvement Project, in an effort to better serve the recycling needs of Branson’s visitors.“Branson is committed to sustainability in all its city operations, and to ensuring a safe and environmentally sound community for residents and visitors,” said Mayor Karen Best. “Many tourists come from other cities where recycling is the norm. We want to make recycling easy during their visit here, too.”The recycle bins complement the new overall design theme and are located at multiple downtown intersections and in Liberty Plaza. Recycle bins are placed side by side with trash bins, so visitors can easily choose either landfill or recycle. Additional bins will be added in Phase 4 of the renovations.Recycling has been a part of the City of Branson operations since 1992 and is available 24/7 at two drop off locations: 550 Compton Road and at the United Methodist Church at 2208 West Highway 76.A full service recycle center is available at 550 Compton Road, and staffed 7-2, Monday through Saturday. All recycle facilities accept cardboard, cans, paper, glass and plastics. For more information call 337-8566 or go to www.bransonmo.gov.