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.

Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority honored for increasing recycling

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

A statewide organization whose primary mission is improving quality and innovation and manufacturing has honored the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for increasing the level of recycling among the agency’s Mid-Connecticut Project towns by nearly 20 percent over a three year period ending in 2011. Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership honored CRRA recently for using public

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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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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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Forcing industry to lead recycling is paying off, by Diane Duva, via Hartford Business Journal

May 14th, 2012 | By

By Diane Duv, assistant director of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. We were puzzled by the Hartford Business Journal’s criticism (“Tale of Two Numbers Shows State’s Folly,” 5/7/12) of our state’s efforts to remove items like obsolete computer terminals, televisions and used mattresses from the waste stream so that materials from them can

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Connecticut DEEP halts proceedings on recycling operation in Milford

May 9th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protect has suspended indefinitely all proceedings connected to a controversial Recycling Inc. application. Commissioner Daniel C. Esty wrote in a statement late Wednesday that a tentative approval the company received in February for 990 Naugatuck Ave. may be withdrawn, and the project could be denied if it is

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Southbury Pursues Sustainable Waste Management Services

May 9th, 2012 | By

Covanta Energy Corporation announced a new partnership with the Town of Southbury Friday for services that will include sustainable waste disposal and recycling. via Southbury Pursues Sustainable Waste Management Services – Southbury, CT Patch.

Welcome To Westport, Where They Recycle In Ways You’ve Never Seen (or maybe you have)

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

As CBS 2’s Lou Young found out on Thursday, the town of Westport thinks it has a cure for that particular type of “separation anxiety.” On recycling day you’ll notice something probably a lot different from the way it works at your house. “Everything goes in one place now. It’s great!” resident Carol Dulce told

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New Haven-area Staples offers free electronics recycling

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

HP and Staples are encouraging New Haven-area consumers and small businesses to recycle responsibly with a new program that will accept a broad range of gadgets, regardless of where they were originally bought and regardless of the brand-name logo on the outside. Electronics can be dropped off and recycled for FREE at any Staples store.

CT DEEP seeks proposals for solid waste management technical assistance for municipalities

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut DEEP is seeking proposals for solid waste management technical assistance for municipalities.   The RFP for Solid Waste Management Technical Assistance  has been updated to include responses to questions received between Feb 3 and Feb 24, 2012. Please access the RFP including questions and answers via this link: The deadline for proposals is

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State’s Recycling Leader Offers Paper Shredding at Five Electronics Collections

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

Recycle Old or Obsolete Electronic Devices with CRRA . . . and Clean Out Those Home File Cabinets, Too CRRA Offers Paper Shredding at Five Electronics Collections HARTFORD, Conn. – Now you can recycle more than just your old electronic devices with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. CRRA has added bulk paper shredding and recycling

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State Senate Approves Controversial Milford Recycling Bill

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD — The Senate approved a controversial bill Wednesday to restore the right of municipalities to regulate solid waste facilities. The move stems from a long-running dispute over the proposed expansion of a recycling business in Milford. For more on this story, visit: State Senate Approves Controversial Milford Recycling Bill –

House restores local zoning over solid-waste facilities

Feb 24th, 2012 | By

The House approved and sent to the Senate an “emergency-certified” bill that restores local regulatory control over solid-waste facilities, a reaction to a court ruling in November in a Milford case involving a legislator’s husband. For more on this story, visit: House restores local zoning over solid-waste facilities | The Connecticut Mirror.

Slossberg: Plan poses potential hazards to public health – News – The Bulletin

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

MILFORD – State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) is calling on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a public hearing on the proposed expansion of a solid waste facility that residents believe poses a significant threat to public health safety and the environment. Slossberg sent a letter Feb. 16 on behalf of the

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Construction waste facility proposed for Lisbon

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

A Middletown developer wants to do what the Europeans are doing, recycle their buildings. Wheelabrator’s trash to energy plant in Lisbon has been turning waste into electricity for nearly a dozen years. For more on this story, visit: Construction waste facility proposed for Lisbon – WFSB Channel 3.

Recyclers Coalition Honors Briggs Baugh With its ‘Recycling Pioneer’ Award

Feb 21st, 2012 | By

Briggs Baugh, who helped his hometown of Greenwich become one of the state’s best recycling communities, has been honored for his decades of achievements with the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition’s Recycling Pioneer award.

Recycling Inc. owner pleased with DEEP ruling in Milford

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

The DEEP preliminary decision to approve a permit application for Recycling Inc. of Milford would allow the company to construct and operate a solid waste processing, transfer, and recycling facility at 990 Naugatuck Ave.

RecycleMania hits Connecticut College

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.