Posts Tagged ‘ recycling ’

Conn. community tries recycling food waste

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut has struggled for years to cut its amount of trash by increasing recycling. It turns out food waste and other organics account for the single biggest category of trash and about a third of the waste stream. Finding new ways to deal with food waste has been a slow go – but that might

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Recycling bill looks to turn trash into cash, jobs

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

The state’s recycling rate — about 25 percent of its trash, year after year — will increase, if lawmakers have their way. Legislation before the General Assembly would more than double that figure, raising the rate of recycling in the state to 60 percent by 2024. For more on this story, visit: Recycling bill looks

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Gov. Dannel Malloy pushes lawmakers for expansion of state recycling efforts

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy prodded state lawmakers to act before the end of the current General Assembly session to approve a legislative package that would more than double Connecticut’s recycling rate over a 10-year period and remake the quasi-public agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the state. For more on this story, visit: Gov.

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Connecticut faces big shifts on energy, recycling, Klee says

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

If Robert Klee is daunted by the challenge that lies ahead as the state’s next Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner, he doesn’t show it. The agency’s former chief of staff under then-Commissioner Dan Esty, Klee views his pending ascendancy to DEEP’s top job as an opportunity to remake Connecticut at a historic juncture.

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Covanta and Turning Earth to provide organics recycling

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

Covanta and Turning Earth have entered into a partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from American Recycler News Inc.

Different recycling center possible

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

Bristol might become the home for a new regional facility to recycle food waste and other organic materials. “We’re looking at Bristol as one of the locations” for a possible site for the planned organics recycling facility, said Steve Diaz, vice president and regional business manager for Covanta Energy Corp. For more on this story,

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Recycling bins for special events now available to Connecticut communities through the DEEP

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Bins are available to any special event within the state of Connecticut and your event is not limited to borrowing from a particular location. Borrowers must schedule a pick-up and drop-off with the town.

Norwalk Wheeled Blue Bin Hell | Greenburbs

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

The City of Norwalk has gone insane again… they are taking away all (stealing?) all the blue buckets and replacing them with giant bins on wheels. It’s fine for a residential homeowner, problem is they’ve been doing this with all the business people as well, or apartment dwellers, where people live or work up a flight or more of stairs and have no place to store their new bin on wheels anywhere.

Not all Norwalk residents use wheeled bins as directed on first day of single-stream recycling

Jul 25th, 2013 | By

By 10 a.m. Monday, a City Carting & Recycling, Inc., truck had made its way down Betmarlea Road near Fox Run Elementary School as part of the first day of single-stream recycling in Norwalk. “I watched them empty mine and I saw two others emptied,” said Linda B. Forcellina, co-president of the West Norwalk Association.

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Connecticut Organizations and Residents Receive Prestigious EPA Environmental Award

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

Seven organizations and individuals in Connecticut were honored today at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the US Environmental Protection Agency. They were among 28 recipients across New England recognized for their significant contributions to environmental awareness and problem-solving. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story about award winners, many of whom are staunch Environmental Headlines readers and supporters. Join them today!

ConnPIRG Moving Us Closer To Zero Waste

May 25th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy created the Governor’s Working Group on Modernizing Recycling last year to investigate ways to reduce waste and increase recycling in Connecticut. At the same time, ConnPIRG was launched our Campaign for Zero Waste, to mobilize the public behind commonsense solutions to improve recycling in Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from ConnPIRG.

Statewide Paint Recycling Program Approved for Connecticut

May 6th, 2013 | By

Legislation for the plan was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011. The program is set to begin July 1, 2013 and mandates that paint manufacturers create and fund an easy-to-use, cost-effective and environmentally responsible program to manage post-consumer paint (unused or leftover) in Connecticut. The program is funded by a minimal “recovery fee” added to the purchase price of paint at retailers throughout the state. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

… A survey this week done while trucks were on their routes showed about 99 percent participation, including people “who were adamant not to use the system. For more on this story, visit: Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

Trumbull residents can take advantage of single stream recycling

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

The Town of Trumbull is seeking everyone’s participation with the single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling has been in effect in Trumbull since last October. A recent recycling survey revealed that many residents have not heard about the single stream recycling program. What does single stream mean? Single stream means that you can now

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Recycling mattresses in Bridgeport

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Community leaders gathered in Bridgeport Wednesday to mark the opening of the first nonprofit mattress recycling facility in the Northeast. For more on this story, visit: Recycling mattresses in Bridgeport | Connecticut.

State Charts New Environmental Course

Jun 23rd, 2012 | By

With precious limited funding to subsidize alternative energy initiatives, the State of Connecticut is looking to the business community to “step up to the sustainability challenge,” said Dan Esty, commissioner of the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, during the first installment of the Sunset Lecture Series held at Sherwood Island State Park in

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Rocky Hill Searches For Assistant Recycling Coordinator; salary and requirements raise eyebrows

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

The town is looking for someone to help oversee the duties at the transfer station while assisting with the day-to-day operations of recycling, compost and trash pickup in Rocky Hill. However, the almost $47,000 per year position and what it requires created some controversy with members of the council at a recent meeting. For more

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Hamden’s Newhall remediation project to reuse, recycle, resell (video)

Jun 14th, 2012 | By

Two houses in the Newhall remediation area are stripped to the studs and one is without a roof while the homes are deconstructed instead of razed. Urbanminers Inc., a Manila Avenue company that recycles and sells old products and building materials, is teaming up with the Hamden Economic Development Corporation to get the job done.

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Trumbull Conservation Commission conducts recycling survey

May 23rd, 2012 | By

Trumbull’s Conservation Commission has released a survey to gauge awareness and interest about the town’s recycling efforts. For more on this story, visit: Trumbull Conservation Commission conducts recycling survey – Connecticut Postings – Connecticut Post newsroom blog – Connecticut News.

Hopkins, Miss Porter’s recognized nationally for recycling efforts

May 17th, 2012 | By

Hopkins School, for grades 7-12, in New Haven, Connecticut. received 101 points in the 2012 Green Cup RECYCLE Challenge, a national student-driven recycling competition for K-12 schools sponsored by the non-profit Green Schools Alliance (GSA). Hopkins also had 91% of its bins properly sorted. The school — which had just finished the Green Cup Energy

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