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December 28, 1993
Hampstead residents are concerned about increased dumping around recycling bins placed on a municipal parking lot in the northwest area of town.The bins, placed on the lot to provide a recycling area for people outside town who do not have curbside recycling, have been filled to overflowing.People are also dumping materials such as cardboard, which is not accepted at the recycling spot.Mayor C. Clinton Becker said the site will be checked regularly and attempts will be made to curb the unsightly dumping.
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Susan Reimer | October 1, 2012
This is a story about recycling, and how everything is politically charged this election season. My husband carried our newspapers - which, by the way, he believes are hopelessly in the bag for President Barack Obama - to the curb the night before the recycling truck was scheduled. He left them there, not in a recycling bin, but in the cute, little box I keep in the kitchen to hold them. Next morning, the men on the recycling truck took the newspapers - and my cute, little box - and I cursed them.
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NEWS
By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | December 18, 2007
Baltimore will order thousands more recycling bins and will make them available in three weeks, officials in Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration said yesterday. Thousands of people stood in line for hours over the weekend to buy the recycling bins, which can be used for the city's new single-stream recycling program. The city quickly ran out of its 10,000-bin supply. "This was actually a good thing," Dixon said yesterday. "It was a problem that was a good problem. I know some people were frustrated about the long lines, but what I heard is that because we're going to single-stream recycling, people have now decided to recycle."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2012
Avicii, Kid Cudi and the Shins headlined the Sweetlife Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday. Reporter Vivienne Machi reviews the event. If the Sweetlife Festival were an actual sweet, I'd vote for a lemon bar: smooth, luscious, with only a few chunks of sour, yet on the whole thoroughly enjoyable. For the second year in a row, music lovers from around the state and beyond gathered through rain and patches of sun to celebrate some of the biggest names in dance and electronic music, and, to a lesser degree, sustainability, environmental consciousness and all that jazz.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | April 13, 1994
The fate of the red recycling bins remains undecided.Carroll County Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman yesterday gave the county commissioners several options for using the bins, but the commissioners made no decisions.Last month, the commissioners removed 14 recycling bins from locations around the county because people were tossing garbage in them.Carroll mayors and residents complained that the 1-ton bins were removed without any notice and said the containers are needed."I wouldn't mind putting some of them back," Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | March 11, 1994
Wednesday's decision by the county commissioners to take the red recycling bins from 10 locations around the county came on the heels of a request by the Hampstead council to remove that town's bin.Hampstead council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to ask the county to remove their recycling bin within 15 days. The bin, on the post office parking lot, is used by out-of-town residents as a dump, they said.County officials said they decided to remove all of the bins because up to 40 percent of their contents were nonrecyclable.
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
The Carroll County Commissioners are considering returning for one day a week the recycling bins they had county workers remove from local municipalities March 12.Eugene Curfman, the county comptroller, suggested to the commissioners yesterday that the county could place containers at various sites in the county one day each week and have the operation supervised to prevent people from throwing nonrecyclable trash in the bins."
NEWS
June 28, 1993
The town of Manchester will buy 1,500 home recycling bins with part of a $20,000 grant received last winter from the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Town Council decided last week.Councilwoman Kathryn L. Riley, who oversees recycling for the council, said the town can get a price of $4.19 per bin by joining with the town of La Plata in Charles County to buy in quantity.The 18-gallon bins will cost a total of about $6,200. Half the cost will be paid out of the grant and half by the town.
NEWS
January 12, 2008
Additional single-stream recycling bins are available from the Baltimore Department of Public Works at the city's yard at 111 Kane St., across from Patterson High School. The yellow bins will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 18-gallon bins cost $5; the 25-gallon bins are $6. City officials ordered 10,000 bins last month but ran out on the first distribution day. An additional 20,000 bins were ordered. Anne Arundel : Harmans Pickup hits tree; driver is killed A Hanover man was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck and slammed into a tree in Harmans, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.
NEWS
By ROSALIE M. FALTER | November 2, 1992
At last! There won't be a heap of glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic bottles and newspapers cluttering my garage.Curbside recycling has finally reached my area. Once a week, the county Department of Utilities drives through our neighborhood and picks up our recyclables, saving us a trip to the recycling center. What a convenience!My recycling didn't come easily for me. It took some work and a little reminder from my son, David, who posted a note on the lid of the trash can in the kitchen.
EXPLORE
February 6, 2012
Challenge is using recycled items, not collecting them What is lost in the praises of "single-stream" is that collection is not necessarily recycling ("Single-stream recycling shows growth," Catonsville-Arbutus Times, Feb. 1). Recycling takes place when the collected materials are made into a product containing recycled content. Many of those single-stream recyclables collected never make it to their next life. Paper ends up with the bottles and cans and domestic paper mills struggle with unwanted containers, particularly glass.
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
As I drove through my neighborhood full of recycling bins on Wednesday, July 6, our regular recycling pickup day, I began to wonder why we use a "slide" schedule during holiday weeks. Due to the July 4 Holiday our trash and recycling pickup days were moved back a day. Judging by the volume of recycling bins in the street it was apparent that my fellow citizens were unaware of that. Why inconvenience every resident in Howard County when only a small percentage have their pickup day interrupted by a holiday?
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | May 14, 2009
Terry Shepard lives just west of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where he has "a tiny mystery." Each day, for more than a week, he emptied "an inch or more" of rain water from his recycling bins. "Yet every day the paper would report much smaller amounts." Why? Probably because our "24-hour" rain data are actually midnight-to-5 p.m. totals. Thanks to your note, I've asked for new wording.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN REPORTER | May 16, 2008
With less than a week until final budget votes, no consensus has emerged among Howard County Council members on whether to make changes in County Executive Ken Ulman's $1.4 billion budget. During another two-hour discussion late Wednesday, only Council Chairman Courtney Watson, an Ellicott City Democrat, and Fulton Republican Greg Fox appeared interested in making cuts, though west Columbia Democrat Mary Kay Sigaty said she'd consider cutting a $400,000 wellness program for county employees.
NEWS
April 13, 2008
A number of tributes to the late William F. Buckley Jr. recalled his gibe that he'd rather be governed by the first several hundred people listed in the Boston phone directory than by the several hundred members of the faculty of Harvard. Mr. Buckley's quip got us thinking about that venerable American institution. Not Harvard - the phone book. Communication is a high-tech endeavor. We iPhone, text message, Skype and IM one another. But somehow the bulky phone book, with its eye-straining type, has remained much the same over the decades, despite the many online options for looking up a number.
NEWS
By John Fritze | February 6, 2008
One month into a new single-stream recycling program, Baltimore experienced a modest gain in the amount of material being collected and hopes to see steady growth into this year, public works officials said yesterday. Single-stream recycling, which started Jan. 8 in Baltimore, lets residents place all recyclable material into one bin to be collected on the same day. Under the old system, the city picked up paper and other types of recyclables on alternating weeks. Valentina Ukwuoma, head of the solid waste bureau of the Department of Public Works, said the city collected 50 tons more recyclable material in January than it did in January 2007 - a roughly 4.5 percent increase.
NEWS
October 14, 2001
RECYCLING helps a community conserve resources, especially increasingly scarce landfill space. But recycling simply won't work without the full cooperation of a community and its government. That was evident in Baltimore's decision earlier this year to cancel residential curbside recycling because of poor participation and taxpayer expense. It was also obvious in the subsequent reversal of that decision, based on redoubling the public commitment to the program. Programs that don't effectively recycle paper, glass, plastic and metals waste resources and money instead of saving them.
NEWS
January 7, 1994
The town of Manchester's recycling rate was 18.8 percent in November, says Councilwoman Kathryn L. Riley.In November, the town sent 79.47 tons of trash to the county landfill. During that month, the town recycled 18.45 tons of other trash, she said, saving $738 in tipping fees.The figures are for materials recycled at the curbside only, she said.Mrs. Riley said the amount of garbage the town sent to the landfill in November 1993 was 16.35 tons less than it dumped during November 1992.Asked what caused the decline, Mrs. Riley said, "I want to think it's the recycling bins."
NEWS
January 12, 2008
Additional single-stream recycling bins are available from the Baltimore Department of Public Works at the city's yard at 111 Kane St., across from Patterson High School. The yellow bins will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 18-gallon bins cost $5; the 25-gallon bins are $6. City officials ordered 10,000 bins last month but ran out on the first distribution day. An additional 20,000 bins were ordered. Anne Arundel : Harmans Pickup hits tree; driver is killed A Hanover man was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck and slammed into a tree in Harmans, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.
NEWS
By JEAN MARBELLA | December 18, 2007
Well, that worked out well, didn't it? I'm talking about those precious yellow recycling bins, which are probably selling on eBay for triple or quadruple their price even as we speak. Those now worth-their-weight-in-gold containers that thousands lined up to buy at this weekend's "Bin Kick-Off" events at several city schools, only to be turned away empty-handed when the city ran out of them. The yellow bins are for next year's switch to single-stream recycling. Come Jan. 8, you can dump all your fine recyclables - paper, plastic, bottles, cans - in a single container, which will be picked up twice a month.
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