STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Grand Forks Council renews recycling contract
Story by Charly Haley
Recycling service in Grand Forks will stay the same following a vote at Mondays Grand Forks City Council meeting.
The City Council voted to keep its current recycling contract ... Posted on 12/3/13 at 11:21 AM
BEST FRIENDS ND Celebrate Earth Day with Best Friends
Join Best Friends for their Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. Mention Best Friends (or bring in attached flyer) and Pizza Ranch will donate 10% to BFMP.
Dont forg... Posted on 4/22/13 at 9:48 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Celebrate Earth Day with these Newspaper Activities
Every day is Earth Day for people who care about the environment.But for one day each year, people all over the world join forces to call attention to the beauty of the Earth and the ways in which w... Posted on 4/10/13 at 8:18 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT What a guy; what an eye!
I heard from people when I wrote about Russ Troemner back in September of 2012.
Comments such as this from someone named Elaine:
Naomi I am so glad you took the time to write about Russ small act o... Posted on 3/21/13 at 3:21 PM
ON MY MIND Recycle cell phones, reduce e-waste
If you have old cell phones at home, don't throw them away, recycle them!
The following info about the cell phone recycling program is from the City of Woodbury website:
Cell phones are one of the f... Posted on 3/6/13 at 8:56 PM
The North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association will host two free workshops dealing with inert waste landfills, recycling and waste reduction topics from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the lower level of Jamestown City Hall at 102 Third Ave. S.
Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics that have become one of the nation’s fastest-growing waste streams.
Nineteen states have passed laws requiring the recycling of old electronics, which contain both precious metals and toxic pollutants and are piling up in garages and closets — or worse, getting dumped overseas. Thirteen other states are considering laws.
Electronic devices including old stereos, TV sets, cell phones, fax machines, printers, microwave ovens and fluorescent bulbs may be dropped off for recycling Saturday in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
The 26-year-old West Philadelphia resident is presiding over a business that has been steadily adding customers, revenue and even workers.
Thus has been the seemingly no-fret existence - there is certainly sweat with all that pedaling - of Pedal Co-Op.
Fees will go up but supporters point to future savings
Privatizing East Grand Forks’residential garbage collection would raise the monthly fees by $4, but some City Council members said Thursday that it would make the system more efficient and could lead to savings on maintenance down the road.
With prices for recyclables such as aluminum plummeting over the past few months, communities are starting to review their recycling programs.
Two northwest Minnesota counties — Marshall and Kittson — recently gave their two-year notice to potentially end their agreements with the KaMaR Recycling plant in Karlstad, Minn. Other counties that are part of the plant are Roseau and Red Lake.
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