We are excited to announce a change in management: Green Door Recycling and Central Energy Savers have joined forces with Interdependent Web to provide you a wider variety of green-living services with the same hometown, personal touch you have come to expect. We are keeping the same distinctive white pickup truck and green trailer, the same cheerful green plastic bins, the same friendly employees, and the same great curbside service; we are just adding on additional services. We are more "conveniently green" than ever! To learn more about the change, click "Read More" below -- to learn about all our services, click "Services" above!
2015 was a big year for us, as the City of Emporia's curbside recycling service began June 1 for all residential customers in homes of 4 or fewer households within the city limits. As we expected, the new business customers we took over from the city more than made up for the loss of most of our residential customers. In particular the schools and post office have contributed greatly to our increase in tonnage. Far from losing business, we experienced our largest annual percent increase ever.
We are pleased to announce that we are now providing the Attic Report Card service to the Emporia area! This simple inspection of attic insulation takes only about 30 minutes and is offered free of charge or obligation. The completed report includes referrals to trusted contractors who can improve your attic's efficiency. Rural electric coop members can get their improvements financed for no money down; we are working on a similar deal for Westar customers.
In preparation for tonight's Emporia Main Street "Mix & Match" event, here is a list of local resources for businesses that want to go green!
This was my second year attending the Kansas Organization of Recyclers' annual conference, this year in Wichita. Here are some notes I took in sessions about the state of recycling, composting, and hazardous waste management in 2015. I hope you'll find them interesting!
2014 saw the city's recycling plan advance toward reality, with an expected implementation date of June 1, 2015 at no additional cost to residential customers. We continued to lose customers in anticipation of the city's service, with the result that we collected 4% less by weight than in 2013. We expect our tonnage to increase dramatically in 2015 when the city ends its own commercial pickups, primarily paper from schools and glass from bars.
How can you save energy and money in your home or business? There's no shortage of magazine articles and Web sites that will suggest things you can try. But where should you start? Which improvements will be most cost-effective in your particular building?
I attended the Kansas Organization of Recyclers' WORKS! conference last week. I wrote up the following notes as a report for the Natural Resources Advisory Board.