Portsmouth going green at curbside for no extra green

City officials are working on a plan to bring curbside recycling back to Portsmouth for the first time in almost a decade – and it won’t cost citizens any more than they pay for trash disposal now.

The plan, which likely will be approved by the City Council at its March 26 meeting, would provide

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GM Seeks to Boost Recycling Infrastructure in Southeast

General Motors is taking a regional approach to boosting recycling infrastructure, looking first to the Southeast United States. Environmental Protection, Feb. 20, 2013 – The Suppliers’ Partnership for the Environment Southern Network forum hosted a group of automakers, suppliers, recycling partners and government officials at its Spring Hill, Tenn. complex on Feb. 19 to discuss

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KY EXCEL Members’ Recycling Program Offers $30 per Appliance

KY EXCEL members Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities created the Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program to help residential electric customers haul away and properly recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. In return for reducing energy consumption and recycling the appliances, customers will receive $30 per appliance.

Source: Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance GreenDot

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DNREC to hold series of workshops on grant opportunity and recycling requirements for Delaware businesses and institutions

With recycling services now available to every Delaware resident, all commercial businesses and institutions will also be participating soon in the state’s comprehensive recycling program. To help Delaware’s businesses and institutions comply with their Jan. 1, 2014 deadline for the Universal Recycling Law, DNREC will hold a series of informational workshops in February throughout the

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North Carolina

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or DENR, has initiated its first Mercury Products Recycling Grant program to assist local governments in creating or expanding mercury recycling programs for fluorescent lights, thermostats and other mercury-containing products.

In recent years, millions of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) have replaced incandescent bulbs in households

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Kentucky DWM Requests Applications for Crumb Rubber Grants

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DWM) is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for athletic fields, playgrounds and other crumb rubber applications. To a limited degree, the division will also consider funding research and development proposals for experimental practices or technologies that further the statutory purposes of

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Speaker’s Stand: Recycling helps Alabama

The ability to recycle and reuse waste materials provides environmental benefits, economic benefits, and quality of life benefits for all Alabamians. Recent studies have documented that there are 26 major manufacturers in Alabama that rely on recycled feedstock to support their manufacturing processes and more than 10,000 jobs are based on recycled materials.

The Alabama

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Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Amnesty Program Success

This fall’s waste tire amnesties were held in the Bluegrass Area Development District counties where approximately 7.17 million pounds of waste tires were collected. “That equates to about 358,712 passenger car tires, enough to fill nearly 180 semi-tractor trailers,” said Rick Solomon, Supervisor of the Recycling Assistance Section.

The Waste Tire Amnesty Program helps rid

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Local schools honored at University of Tennessee game for recycling

Two Franklin Special School District schools were recognized on Saturday during the Tennessee versus Alabama college football game for their year-round efforts at helping the environment and their communities.

Poplar Grove School was among 10 schools named winners of the 2012 Good Sports Always Recycle statewide school challenge. They were awarded $1,000 to help with

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Santa Fe Targets Zero Waste at North Carolina Plant

OXFORD, N.C – Zero waste: It’s a lofty environmental goal, but Jamie Morgan says that Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company will make it happen at its manufacturing plant in Oxford, N.C., by the end of this year.

“We’re shooting for zero waste going to the landfill from our manufacturing processes,” says Morgan, the environmental health

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