curated from richmondregister Recipients of Richmond Chamber of Commerce awards from left: Craig Williams of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation and the Chemical-weapons Destruction Citizens Advisory Board, Wallace G. Maffett Award; Rick Winn, Agriculture Award; Mindy Shat of Madison Middle School, B. Michael Caudill Educator of the Year; and Jeff Baker of O’Charley’s Restaurant, Business of the Year. Recipients of Richmond…

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Recycling program going strong

curated from clevelandbanner Blythe-Oldfield Community Association making statement in the neighborhood and community BLYTHE-OLDFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Julia Porter and Vice President Shirley Knight stand with the recently installed sign promoting the association’s recycling program. Organizers hope the environment-friendly program will grow through the moving of recycling bins outside the Blythe Avenue Family Support Center and the addition of a…

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Township and City to co-host hazardous waste disposal event

The Township of Langley and the City of Langley will offer the first joint Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Event to provide all of Langley’s residents a convenient site to dispose of hazardous waste. The annual drive-through, drop-off event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m….

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County Chamber to partner with Virginia Energy Share

curated from richmond The Goochland County Chamber of Commerce has announced a new partnership with Virginia Energy Sense (VES) in an effort to help reduce electricity consumption in Goochland and across Virginia. An energy education program, VES is managed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission and focused on reducing statewide electricity consumption by 10 percent by 2020. Virginia Energy Sense’s…

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Region might halt curbside glass pickup

curated from timescolonist The curbside collection of glass in Greater Victoria could be halted. The Capital Regional District environmental services committee is re-examining its glass pickup policy following submissions from local breweries and recycling centres. Staff will compile a report before a final decision is reached, said CRD director Ryan Windsor. The CRD board will meet for further discussion Dec….

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Portsmouth mulls changes to downtown trash collection

curated from seacoastonline PORTSMOUTH — The City Council will soon consider whether to change the trash and recyclable collection times in the city’s historic downtown. Trash in the downtown currently isn’t picked up until late afternoon, which causes issues, according to Jacob Levenson, recycling and solid waste coordinator for the city. “It’s difficult because you get a blend of business…

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Recycling riches sought in e-waste piles

curated from richmond-news A high-tech, Richmond-based company is hoping to make some noise in the electronics recycling world. Actually, it’s using sound waves to break down materials in cellphones and computers in the hopes that one day soon all electronic devices will be made from recycled plastics and metals. “Two years. I give it two years,” said Peter Holgate, founder…

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Richmond Hill News

Richmond Hill chamber of commerce has new executive director

curated from yorkregion After an extensive search by the board of directors of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce selection committee, Elio Furlan was appointed as the organization’s new executive director on Nov. 20. “We are excited to work with Elio to continue to support our members and champion economic prosperity in Richmond Hill and ultimately improve the quality of…

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No heavy hand yet over Metro Vancouver food scrap sorting rules

curated from vancouversun METRO VANCOUVER — Nearly a year after Metro Vancouver banned kitchen scraps from the region’s garbage bins, some multi-family residences have yet to start separating their organics into the green bin. But neither Metro Vancouver nor individual municipalities are pressing the issue, saying it will ultimately be up to garbage haulers to enforce the rules because they…

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County Council ‘must do more to tackle fly tipping’ after changes to community recycling

curated from dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser NEW charges for disposing of some household waste could lead to an increase in fly-tipping according to a concerned countryside expert. Planned charges, announced by Surrey County Council on November 24, mean the disposal of tyres, large gas bottles and larger loads of non-household waste such as rubble and plasterboard will now incur a charge at public…

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