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Recycling center dealing with big, rotting mess
By Rusty Marks CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority Executive Director James Young said he hopes to have most of the piles of soggy, moldering junk choking the Slack Street recycling center cleared out by the end of the week. Work crews spent most of the day Friday and most of the day Monday loading a mountain of plastic garbage bags onto garbage trucks and tractor-trailers ...

Recycling Centers Now Open On Sundays
Two Springfield recycling centers have expanded their hours to include Sundays for yardwaste season.Edited from a press release by the City of Springfield: Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste seasonMost Springfieldians only have to venture as far as their own backyards to enjoy the fall foliage. But what to do with those beautiful leaves once they’ve fallen?City ...

Local company collects used cooking and motor oil and takes it to companies to be recycled for new uses
Thomas Forbush has just recently started working with Sullivan County on collecting used cooking oil at their recycling centers locally. The county had already collected used motor oil at the locations. Forbush takes the cooking oil and works with a biodiesel company to recycle into fuel.

Recycling Centers Offer Sunday Hours During Yard Waste Season
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The fall foliage might be a beautiful sight this time of year but what do you do with all of the yard waste this season can produce? Springfield Recycling Centers are extending operating hours to combat this issue. The Yard Waste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center are now open 1-5 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 2-Dec. 7 in addition to winter season hours, which are 8 a.m.-5 ...

Recycling Center takes more plastic
Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers is now accepting all seven types of plastics including milk jugs, soda bottles, shampoo and detergent bottles, and containers such as those used for salad, cottage cheese, yogurt and berries.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America Announces Departure of CFO Jeffrey Cammerrer
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCI), a leading provider of appliance recycling and retailing services, today announced that Jeffrey Cammerrer, the company's chief financial officer (CFO), will be leaving to take a position with an out-of-state private equity owned firm in the health care industry. Cammerrer started with the company in ...

Appliance Recycling Centers of America Reports Third Quarter Operating Results
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI), a leading provider of appliance recycling and retailing services, today reported its operating results ...

Residents Urged to Use Recycling Centers for Yardwaste
SPRINGFIELD , Mo. – The City of Springfield announced Sunday hours for yardwaste recycling this season. City ordinances prohibit the dumping of leaves and other yardwaste into streets and waterways, including stormdrains. To help get rid of fallen fall foliage, the City says community members should utilize Yardwaste Recycling Center (YRC) facilities and services. The YRC and Lone Pine Recycling ...

Lexington Suspends Recycling Pick-Up After Wind Damages Recycling Center
The City of Lexington was forced to temporarily suspend recycling pick-up after   the tipping room of the recycling center was damaged Monday morning by high winds.  The winds tore much of the tipping room’s fabric roof off, forcing the entire facility to be shut down and for the city to suspend residential recycling collections for the rest of this week. Business collections will continue as ...

Sorting through recycling bins to learn about alcohol use
( Ohio State University ) When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents' drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins.

VIA, garbage collection schedule for Thanksgiving weekend
Here is a look at the Thanksgiving weekend schedules for the City of San Antonio Solid Waste Department and VIA Transit. In observance of Thanksgiving, VIA Metropolitan Transit buses, streetcars and information centers will operate on the following special schedules: Thursday, November 27: Bus routes – “Sunday” schedule Information line, 362-2020 – CLOSED All information centers – CLOSED ...

R.A.K.I Computers Recycling to Partner with YMCA and Seeks Houston Property Managers for E-Recycling Collection
New focus on property management firms and YMCA centers for e-recycling collections. (PRWeb November 04, 2014) Read the full story at

Rutland residents’ recycling initiative proceeds
Rutland residents could soon have the convenience of curbside recycling in their neighborhood. Recently, the board of supervisors approved a request to hold a December public hearing for residents to provide input on the matter.

Secrets In Your Recycle Bin: Researchers Track Senior Alcohol Use By Digging Through The Trash
Provided by Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University Low-tech method provided data on drinking habits in older adults When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents’ drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins. Scientists compared the recycling bin results with two residential surveys gauging ...

Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste
Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan's trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation — although not of a strictly spiritual nature.

New Oregon Recycling Center Will Replace Current Retail Centers in Medford
By Aaron Nilsson/KTVL.comMEDFORD, Ore. -- A new recycling center in Medford will force others to close. Medford residents have a new redemption center for recycling bottles and cans. Managers said the center's opening on Stowe Avenue means other retail recycling spots will close in the coming weeks, including the ones at Fred Meyer on Crater Lake Highway, Food-4-Less and Sherm's Thunderbird ...

Republic Services to Build the Nation's Largest Residential Recycling Complex
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) announced today that its subsidiary Republic Silver State Disposal, Inc. has started construction on a new recycling facility that when complete will double residential recycling capacity in southern Nevada. The new 110,000 square foot facility will be home to highly advanced recycling technologies, and will be built next to ...

Florence recycling to quadruple collections in the coming months
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Since 2013, blue carts have been popping up in neighborhoods across Florence to help support recycling efforts. With the commercial demand for those recycled materials in the manufacturing process ever increasing, several companies have come together to form the Curbside Value Partnership. To get their partnership off the ground, they picked […]

Store owner wants to close it
On July 1, James Prince opened a recycling collection center in the parking lot of Stump’s Family Marketplace, the independently owned grocery store at the corner of Voltaire and Worden streets in the Point Loma neighborhood of Loma Portal.

Oswego County Offices Are Closed Nov. 27 and 28
All Oswego County offices, including the solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers, will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. The Bristol Hill Landfill and the Materials Recovery Facility will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28, for major haulers only. The solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers will resume regular hours Nov. 29. Continue ...

109 Natural Gas Powered Trucks Now Serving Puget Sound
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services today announced the addition of 14 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the greater ...

Remembering the "glory days" of nudity, breast milk, and recycling 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Mixing paper, plastics improves recycling rates in Cuyahoga County cities; see how machines separate items (video)
Residents in many Cuyahoga County communities no longer have to separate paper, aluminum and plastics because there are machines at recycling centers that do it for them.

Community Calendar for Nov. 26, 2014
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Roll-off Dumpster Provider Supplying Bank of America Renovation with Dumpsters and Recycling Services
Sunshine Recycling in Orlando is providing several roll-off dumpsters and recycling services for Bank of America’s reconstruction. (PRWeb November 25, 2014) Read the full story at

R.A.K.I Computers Recycling Launches New Website with Dramatic Improvements in User-friendly Features
R.A.K.I’s renovated website adds more consumer interface for businesses needing E-waste management. (PRWeb November 27, 2014) Read the full story at

Commit to recycling
Today is National Recycle Day. Recycling is easy to do and so worthwhile. Recycle bins are available free from our local waste management company. You receive a schedule of recycle pickup days along with information on what you can recycle. There are also collection centers in some rural areas. In a two-person household, we fill our recycle bin every two weeks and often will only have one or two ...

Recycling before sunrise: New shuttle bus filling a void
by Joshua Sabatini At 4:34 a.m. on a recent Monday, hours before sunrise, an elderly Asian couple walks patiently along Stockton Street carrying between them six large bags of recyclable aluminum cans and glass bottles. When they reach a tree at 1431 Stockton St., by Card Alley, they place the bags on the sidewalk. The woman removes her jacket to cool down. The couple then crosses the street ...

California's recycling problem
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - California recycling program is leaking money, hundreds of millions of dollars. The program pays Californians to turn in their used bottles and cans.