Green Door Recycling and Central Energy Savers are now The Green Door!

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!

Notes on the Kansas WORKS! conference, 2015

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!

End of year recycling statistics, 2014

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.

Efficiency Consulting

ad courtesy of the Emporia GazetteHow 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?

Biggest, Most Responsible Restaurant an Emporia Secret

A much revised version of this article by Jessie Voiers was published in the Emporia Gazette on June 11, 2014.

Notes on the Kansas WORKS! conference

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.

Kings of Cardboard

Tacie Harris and Susan Cline with a typical haul of cardboardPublished in the Emporia Gazette, March 8, 2014

Senior community finds new life for old paper

Linda Morgan of Presbyterian ManorThis article was published in the Emporia Gazette on February 4, 2014.

Recycling is part of the lifestyle at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, where residents have about 60 daily newspaper subscriptions, plus weekly and monthly magazines.  That paper adds up to more than 350 pounds in a typical week.

End of year recycling statistics, 2013

2013 was an exciting year for curbside recycling in Emporia!  After considering the question for 24 years, the city of Emporia at last committed to begin curbside recycling service for all polycart customers citywide in the fall of 2014, at no anticipated additional charge to the customer.

Give the gift of curbside recycling!

Do you have someone on your gift list who would like to recycle but can't make it to the recycling center -- perhaps because of infirmity or a busy schedule or lack of transportation?  Give them the gift of curbside recycling service!

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