In the 2009 edition of Environmental Quality in Connecticut there are good trends — cleaner air, more bald eagles and piping plovers, more people recycling. But when it comes to reporting the amount of open space in the state, the report can’t say.
Starting the week of June 7, 2010, the Town of West Hartford will begin collecting household recycling in 95-gallon automated barrels. Collection vehicles similar to the trucks that collect refuse will now be used to collect recyclables. The West Hartford News answers some questions about barrels and recycling: via FAQs about new single-stream recycling system
HARTFORD — City officials estimate that the single-stream recycling program launched in Hartford last October will save the city about $100,000 in tipping fees when this fiscal year ends June 30.
Urban Miners is moving to a new location and is having a MAJOR CLOSEOUT to celebrate. Friday and Saturday May 7th & 8th 9 to 3 PM — Moving from our old warehouse at 39 Oregon Avenue — Painted interior doors $10 each – Select sinks and toilets $10 each — Really inexpensive windows —
An Act Concerning Private And Municipal Recycling, Zoning Ordinances And Solid Waste Collection Contracts passed both houses during the legislative session that ended yesterday. The description of the bill includes the following: The law is to expand municipal reports concerning recycling, expand the list of designated recyclable items, prohibit zoning laws that prohibit the use
EPA Awards Bridgeport, Conn. $75K to Support Asthma Reduction, Water Quality Improvements and a Recycling InitiativeApr 28th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
EPA is awarding a total of $75,000 in grants to the City of Bridgeport to support asthma reduction efforts, water quality improvements in Long Island Sound and a paper recycling program at two local schools. The funds are part of EPA’s commitment toward environmental justice (EJ) efforts for the City, one of 10 communities selected
Connecticut College students took to the rooftops to demonstrate their passion for the environment this Earth Week. Members of the College’s Renewable Energy Club (REC), a student group dedicated to encouraging energy conservation, organized the “Rooftop Rally for Renewable Energy,” a benefit concert to raise money to install solar panels for New London’s Water Street
Pat Sesto, the town’s director of environmental affairs and event co-chair, said from an environmental perspective, it’s important to properly dispose of unwanted medications.
This month, the Willimantic Waste Paper Co. marks a year of using the Bollegraaf single-stream recycling system. The system, made in the Netherlands, can sort recyclables faster that previously possible, processing more than 25 tons of material an hour.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would shift the responsibility for recycling and disposing of paint from cities and towns — to paint manufacturers. The House is expected to vote on it tomorrow.
On today’s 40-year anniversary of the first Earth Day, Americans can rightfully take pride in the nation’s progress on environmental issues, but the sober reality is that much remains to be done. Strong state and federal action cleaned up rivers and lakes, reduced air pollution and diverted millions of tons of trash from landfills to
Forty years after the first Earth Day, Connecticut’s rivers run cleaner, air quality is better and Long Island Sound is much less polluted than it was in 1970. But environmental activists, state lawmakers and veterans of the first Earth Day all agree there’s still a long way to go.
The Blue Martini, at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn is the host of Bridgeport Green Drinks, Thursday, April 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bridgeport Green Drinks is a lively, friendly, and casual monthly gathering of people interested in revitalizing Bridgeport. Come and share your ideas, and talk with Mayor Finch, who is scheduled to appear, and others
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven Save the Sound and the Sound School will hold a raffle for 100 50-gallon rain barrels, donated by the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Authority. Information on using rain barrels, rain gardens, and green buffers will be provided
THOMASTON — Residents will soon be able to expand their recycling repertoire.
The Town Council this week moved one step closer to bringing single-stream recycling to Newington residents.
Hamden’s 2010 Earth Day Celebration will be held April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Ave.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) today announced its newest commitment to air and water quality standards and diminishing its environmental impact by implementing several of the Stericycle company’s waste stream solutions.
Richard Stowe is enjoying his trip abroad. So far, it consists of friendly and helpful foreigners, breathtaking scenery, good road conditions (Richard gets around on a bicycle wherever he goes), recycling bins, public transportation, roundabouts, and no traffic lights?
You’ve heard it ad nauseum: reduce, reuse and recycle. And yet, before you toss this paper (in the recycling bin, of course), consider Yale’s performance this year in the 10-week intercollegiate competition, RecycleMania.