Category Archives: waste

August
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April
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March
17 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Recycling – Do You Have It?

For many years, I’ve lived in cities that have some type of recycling program. Sometimes I wish our city recycled more types of materials, but we are fortunate to be in an urban area where a truck picks up our recyclable waste every two weeks. Others aren’t so fortunate. Some people have to drive their stuff to a central municipal site for recycling. Others don’t have recycling at all — such as a friend living in South America, in a city where, she notes, people drink tons of soda in plastic bottles … and then throw them all away.

March
12 - 2010

Friday Wrap-Up – Little Things

This week, I’ll just mention a few posts around the blogosphere that caught my eye. Mandatory composting Crunchy Chicken wrote about San Francisco having mandatory composting – wow! I wish our city would go that direction — not so much to fine scofflaws, but to make it available to all. I also appreciated her comment that:

March
10 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste. You live green; you avoid it, right? Sure … but odds are good that you might have batteries, empty printer cartridges, burned out CFL bulbs, or some old cleaning products or garden chemicals, either purchased before you cleaned up your ways, or left behind by a former resident of your home. We recently went through the process of handing over a few toxic items to our city’s hazardous waste disposal. In the past, our city’s solid waste department would come collect these items for free. Now, you have to sign up ahead of time for a collection and pay $20 to have items picked up, or to drop them off at a collection center yourself. It’s a hassle, but worthwhile to keep items out of the landfill.

March
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