November 15 was America Recycles Day, which was created in 1997 by the Stamford, Connecticut-based environmental group Keep America Beautiful. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.
Eager to save money on trash disposal, town officials are considering whether to end the town’s relationship with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. No decisions have been made yet, but officials have had several discussions with Nevada-based Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, about a possible partnership. via Energy Inc.: West Hartford Is Exploring Trash
EcoHusky’s Green Week began successfully with a bottle and can pick-up on the trail to Celeron. Last weekend, EcoHusky members filled two trash bags with recyclables, and this past weekend they filled an additional four, according to member Laura Dunn. The recyclables will be shown during Green Week’s featured farmer’s market on Thursday in a
Salisbury’s schools have received recycling technical assistance from the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) and the Association of Vermont Recyclers (AVR). Norm Staunton, Executive Director AVR and Grants Manager for NRRA visited each of the schools to provide assessments and advice on improving the recycling and waste prevention programs at each school.
The Board of Selectmen last week approved spending about $8,700 for expenses associated with exploring alternative options for the town’s waste removal in the future. via Selectmen approve spending for study – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin.
Since the August overhaul of New Haven’s recycling program, the curbside recycling rate for the Westville neighborhood has soared from 11 to almost 30 percent. At a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, Mayor John DeStefano challenged a group of fifth grade students to continue recycling. The conference, which discussed the
When it comes to the removal of leaves, each town is different. Some towns offer curbside leaf pickup, while others require you to drop them off at a local landfill or transfer facility. Whatever the case, the one thing that is a constant is that leaves are a state-mandated recyclable. That means what was once
Time is running out for state colleges to register for The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 Game Day Challenge but, so far, according to the EPA website, Yale is the only college in Connecticut ready to compete. No, not athletically. Universities across the country are being asked to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle
GRANBY AND EAST GRANBY — Granby and East Granby have both approved fund appropriations to participate in the Central Connecticut Solid Waste Authority’s (CCSWA) request for qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ is the new authority’s first step in attempting to locate the best deals on solid waste removal for the now 22 member towns. via Towns
Residents of this upscale rural area continue to voice concerns over a plan to build a trash transfer station in the Walkley Hill Road neighborhood, where the town’s oldest houses are located. via Haddam Residents Oppose Transfer Station – Courant.com.
Bridgeport residents received blue Toters last year as part of a pilot program that awards points to households that recycle.
Old Lyme – Residents will be able to toss all their recyclables into a lidded bin with wheels identical in size to their 95-gallon garbage bins when the town outsources recycling pick-up next year, First Selectman Timothy Griswold said at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. via The Day – Recycling to get easier in Old
The North Haven Rotary Club collects used cell phones and their batteries, which it submits to the PaceButler Coorperation in Oklahoma for redistribution to the military and needy people around the world. By recycling these phones fewer harmful chemicals end up in landfills, which helps protect our water supply.
Recently you may have heard or read that the state isn’t taking in as much money from unclaimed deposits on plastic water bottles as some officials had hoped.
In 2009 Connecticut expanded its bottle bill to put five-cent deposits on plastic water bottles, the same deposit Connecticut consumers pay on beer and soda bottles and cans. But where the bottlers and distributors keep the nickels from unredeemed beer and soda containers, the state would keep the unclaimed water deposits.
Recycling Education Through Visual and Performance Art The Hartford Recycling Coalition is soliciting proposals from nonprofit organizations for visual and performance art projects which educate residents and promote and encourage single-stream recycling in Hartford. Projects which involve children and youth are encouraged. Two proposals will be selected. Visual arts projects will be displayed and performances
The city is now offering enhanced recycling to residents. Residents no longer have to separate their paper recyclables from their bottles, cans and plastics, the public works department announced Friday. via Bristol expanding recycling program – The Bristol Press.
The Nutmeg State will come up short on the $17 million a year it had hoped to collect from unclaimed nickel deposits on water and soda bottles, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports. It turns out people are redeeming the bottles themselves, or perhaps buying less bottled water. LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau
Green lodging. It’s a relatively new term, but expect it to become more common as travelers increasingly seek to stay in a place that practices environmentally responsible policies, from saving water to recycling. In Connecticut, there are already 15 accommodations that participate in the Connecticut Green Lodging program, and several of them are located in
Milford, Connecticut-based SUBWAY, which has made a commitment to make its restaurants and global operations more environmentally responsible, presented Sustainability Awards to three vendors at its recent annual convention in Chicago.
The companies recognized are: Pactiv’s PWP Industries of Vernon, California; Matosantos Commercial Corp. of Vega Bajam, Puerto Rico; and Closed Loop Recycling of Smithfield, Australia.
Closed Loop undertook a recycling initiative in Australia which saw 130,000 tons of materials removed from the waste stream to be later recycled and remanufactured.
Tolland’s refuse and recycling coordinator position will be left vacant for the foreseeable future, Town Manager Steven R. Werbner said in a memo to the town council. via Tolland To Leave Recycling Coordinator Post Vacant – Courant.com.