Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:06
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:33
Residents from North Westside Road in the Okanagan will have a chance to dispose of their unwanted bulky items starting today, Wednesday June 36th, through Monday, July 8th.
During this time, they’ll have the chance to drop off items by the truckload at the North Westside Road Transit Station for just $20. This is only for residential bulk items, such as appliances, scrap metal,...
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:56
Taking pride in your town manifests itself in many ways: participating in community events, helping others, getting to know your neighbors and making sure the surroundings are clean.
In this Bartow, GA neighborhood, people have taken part in the Adopt-a-Road Program, which picked up...
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 12:35
Bulky items headed that are no longer needed have a tendency to sit out for large amounts of time in Winnipeg.
This has a city councilor and citizens alike fuming. The items, mainly old furniture and junk that is too large to fit in a bin, will sit out in back alleys for a long time. While there are pickup trucks that haul away things left on the curb, citizens have noticed that there aren’t any trucks dedicated to back alley pickup....
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:40
Ft. Collins, CO is looking at new ways to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in its landfills.
The city wants to ramp up their recycling--currently 50%-- to 90%.
As of now, the county recycling center receives 125-150 tons of recyclable material on a daily basis.
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:02
Considering the amount of matter that gets taken to landfills and recycling facilities, it is to be expected that much of it isn’t sorted correctly.
What kind of stuff? Plastic bags, toy dolls, straws caps, and many more things-- all non recyclable for different reasons but all there. Some are too difficult to sort, others, like plastic bags, get...
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 05:48
A small surfboard shop in the “Surf Ghetto” in San Clemente, California is riding the wave toward more eco-friendly boards.
Despite the very big and serious focus on nature that surfing has, one of its biggest contradictions is the very boards they ride on. These boards...
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 06:12
According to the EPA, there is a large amount of office furniture that is tossed each year, generating an enormous amount of wasted resources. This also $93 to $100 million in disposal costs per year used by said companies trying to get rid of said furniture. This is why repurposing or upcycling is one of the best options you can consider for your business. It saves you money, resources and helps the...
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 07:52
Upon graduation, many students will leave their regular college abode and move on to their first jobs and new challenges. They leave behind their alma mater but also lots of furniture, appliances, old electronics and even non-perishable foods. While in many cases, these objects get thrown away, only to make their way to a landfill, the University of Delaware has been running a program for 6 years now called “UDon’t Need It?”
Its purpose is to take care of reusable objects after...
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:50
You've just upgraded to the newest gadget, and recycled your older version. But what exactly happens to your once-beloved electronics when you send them off to be recycled?
Electronics recyclers can only survive by selling the component commodities like plastic, glass, and copper in bulk. The highest value perk comes in the form of printed circuit boards,...
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