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November 29, 2011
Reading and recycling, two important topics for our young people, have been front and center recently. Margaret McGill, a C. Milton Wright student, won a Nook Color after finishing first in the workmanship category of the "Rethink Recycling" sculpture contest hosted recently by the Maryland Department of the Environment. She sculpted an angler fish, using CDs, nails and light bulbs. What's important isn't so much what she created, or what she won, as that there's a program to challenge young people to think differently about recycling in their lives.
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NEWS
May 13, 2014
How's this for a solution to the plastic bag problem that would not penalize poor people ( "Bag the bag tax," May 12)? As a community service, supermarkets could give a 5-cent credit on their bill to anyone who brought and used reusable bags for their purchases, as some stores already do. This would mean that those who were not bothered about a 5-cent fee and continued to use plastic bags would subsidize those who were affected by the cost....
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December 22, 2011
The Recycling Office of the Harford County Department of Public Works has announced the location and availability of recycling sites for Christmas trees and similar greenery following the holiday season. The Scarboro Compost Facility will be available Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Tollgate Yard Trim Drop-off site will be open Saturdays only from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Scarboro Compost Facility is at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street. The Tollgate Yard Trim Drop-off site is at 703 Tollgate Road near Bel Air. For additional information, contact Robert Ernst, recycling program manager, at 410-638-3417 or by e-mail at crernst@harfordcountymd.gov .
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers can get up to $50 per household by recycling old air conditioning units this weekend. BGE will mail checks for $25 per working unit dropped off, up to two units per household. Drop-off will be in the parking lots of Sears at 7839 Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk or of h.h. gregg at 6026 Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville. Hours for the drop-off are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Last year's inaugural recycling event collected more than 400 old units, which in addition to saving electricity removed more than 1,600 pounds of plastic and 30,000 pounds of metal from landfills.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2009
Computer Donation Management Inc., a company that recycles electronic equipment, is moving from its Southeast Baltimore location to an industrial building in East Baltimore near the Baltimore County line. The company, which does business as CDM eCycling, signed a lease for 100,700 square feet at 500 North Point Blvd. and plans to move in January, brokers at Cushman & Wakefield said. The 10-year-old company handles electronic waste materials in the Mid-Atlantic by restoring or dismantling obsolete equipment for parts.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
Eastern Howard County residents with curbside yard waste recycling can set out their Christmas trees to be turned into mulch. Remove all tinsel, garland, ornaments and plastic bags, and take the tree out of the tree stand. Set the tree out the night before the normal recycling day. Call 410-313-6444 for more information. After Jan. 21, trees may be recycled at the Alpha Ridge Landfill Residents' Convenience Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. There are also drop-off sites around the county that will recycle trees: •Kendall Hardware, 12260 Route 108, Clarksville •River Hill Garden Genter, 12165 Route 108, Clarksville •Cedar Lane Park, 5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia •Grandfather's Garden Center, 5320 Phelps Luck Drive, Columbia •Rockburn Park, 5400 Landing Road, Elkridge •Court House Drive, parking lot near courthouse, Ellicott City •Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland •Savage Park, 8400 Fair St., Savage •Western Regional Park, 14800 Carrs Mill Road, Woodbine
EXPLORE
October 17, 2011
We commend our city for such a well-organized and orchestrated event ("City residents can recycle electronics, shred documents Oct. 15," Leader, Oct. 13). Thank you to our Public Works folks. Jane and Ken Pennington Laurel
NEWS
March 9, 1992
Volunteers at the Susquehannock Environmental Center in Bel Air wondered for years whether the rest of the world ever would catch up to them.Born in a high school ecology club, Susquehannock is among the oldest continuously operating recycling centers in the nation. It just celebrated its 20th anniversary.When a science teacher named Bob Chance and his eco-club began accepting recyclables from Harford countians in January 1972, they were considered tree-huggers, the counter-culture flakes.
NEWS
December 19, 2007
Baltimore's bid to boost once-a-week recycling produced long lines, chilly complaints - and an unexpected run on the yellow plastic bins. And they weren't even giving them away. The turnout suggests robust interest in the city's move to a single pickup of recyclables, but that has gotten lost in the post-bin critiques. We're not being apologists for the Dixon administration, just realists. When the city ordered 10,000 new bins, it didn't pluck the figure out of the air. It was based on the current number of recycling households - 48,000 of the city's 210,000 - and an estimate of potential newcomers.
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October 17, 2011
Rapid Refill, in Bel Air, is combining two days into one worthy community recycling effort through a partnership with Operation Paperback as a way to recognize both Veterans Day - Nov. 11 - and America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. Starting Oct. 3, the Bel Air Rapid Refill and other Rapid Refill locations nationwide will collect used books for redeployment to troops overseas. Troops look forward to fresh reading materials, and donations of hard bound books as well as magazines will be accepted along with paperbacks, according to a Rapid Refill press release.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A local company said Friday that it is teaming up with another firm to build a Baltimore County recycling plant expected to employ about 50 people. Canusa Hershman Recycling Co., jointly headquartered in Baltimore and Connecticut, and Kentucky-based QRS Recycling Co. plan to open the "plastic recovery" facility late this year. The plant will take bales of mixed plastics from other recycling facilities - soda bottles, yogurt cups and the like - and separate the resins so they can be sold, said Jonathan Sloan, president of Canusa Hershman.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Baltimore County firefighters Saturday continued to work their way through a large paper recycling plant in Dundalk that was the scene of a three-alarm fire that caused part of the building's roof to collapse Friday night. A fire official said the collapsed roof at the Owl Corporation, on Graves Court near Lynch Cove, created a challenge for firefighters trying to reach parts of the warehouse that might still be burning. Units from throughout the east side of the county, as well as from Baltimore City, battled the blaze.
NEWS
January 27, 2014
It's high time for all to get involved with recycling agendas. I live in a condominium in northeast Baltimore County where, on every street, there are dumpsters, clearly denoted for either garbage or recycling. They are strategically placed throughout the complex. And yet when I open the lid of the garbage dumpster, I see many recyclable items. Should I have to be the one who has to differentiate between garbage and recyclables and sort out those items for my neighbors? Are there still people truly that lazy, that indifferent, to the concept?
NEWS
January 15, 2014
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of robberies in north Baltimore last summer.. In August, at least five juveniles and one adult were arrested in a string of street robberies of pedestriands and joggers. Police said at the time that the suspects were thoght to be turing the machines in at Towson Town Center for cash.
NEWS
December 26, 2013
As residents of Baltimore County, we were asked several years ago to participate in the recycling program. We were asked to get separate trash cans and mark them to indicate recycling. The glass and papers are sorted, and I assume the county profits in some way, but most important, these items do not find there way into the landfill. On recycling pickup day, however, I have noticed most of my neighbors do not participate. Maybe the county should reward those who do in the form of a property tax break.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Sick of the holidays? Santa didn't bring what you wanted? Or maybe you are just looking to spruce up the garden? Send your Christmas tree to the wood chipper. Christmas tree disposal began as early as Thursday and continues into January around the region. Residents are asked to remove all decorations, ornament hooks and other trimmings before disposing of trees. In some cases, the trees can be chipped into mulch that, come spring, can help green flower beds at government buildings or even residents' homes.
EXPLORE
September 25, 2011
Although this year's community clean-up Sept. 10 was two months later than usual, it was another success because of dozens of volunteers. They contributed time and energy, some anonymously. We express a big thank you to all. We filled seven roll-off large metal outdoor trash containers, besides recycling approximately 100 pounds of aluminum, 80 gallons of paint and 30 used tires. First and foremost, I want to thank Councilman Tom Quirk, (and staff members) Pete Kriscumas and Kathy Engers, who not only returned us to Baltimore County's community clean-up program, but came out and got dirty with the rest of us. I also thank Al Nalley, Betty Cain, Harriet Pittman, Phil Schaefer, Frank Shiloh, Lloyd and Cathi Anderson and Telik Johnson.
EXPLORE
June 17, 2011
Elkridge-based electronics recycling company E-Structors was honored with a Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Tuesday, June 7. The award is given to organizations that "have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, measurable results and continuous improvement," according to a news release from the Maryland Department of the Environment. E-Structors was able to ensure that 100 percent of the materials it recycles stay out of landfills by increasing the company's operational efficiency and taking advantage of new opportunities to recycle material such as shrink wrap and broken wooden pallets.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | November 22, 2013
Have you turned an old appliance over to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.? You're in good company, if so. BGE said this week that customers have recycled 30,000 appliances through its Smart Energy Savers Program, which offers $50 "rewards" for giving up an old (but still working) refrigerator or freezer plus $25 more for recycling a room air conditioning unit at the same time. The effort is part of a statewide push to encourage energy efficiency. New appliances use less energy -- a lot less, in some cases -- than models built years ago, making them cheaper to operate.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | November 18, 2013
Table scraps aren't destined for the garbage disposal any more. At least not in Howard County, where executive Ken Ulman spent Friday morning delivering giant green bins to homeowners around Clarksville who signed on to recycle their kitchen waste so the county can turn it into compost at its new Alpha Ridge landfill. "They do this all over the West Coast," said Mr. Ulman, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. "There is no reason why we can't do this in Howard County.
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