GALVESTON The Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees collected more than 15,000 plastic bottles and aluminum cans from Stewart Beach this summer, surpassing expectations for the pilot program it launched to organize recycling efforts on its beaches.

Between June 22 and Sept. 13, the park board collected 11,854 plastic bottles and 4,125 aluminum cans, according to information supplied to the park board Beach Maintenance Advisory Committee.

Park board Chairman Craig Brown said the program was launched to see how well an in-house program would function, as opposed to hiring an outside company to do the work. The project was funded by a grant from the Kempner Foundation.

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