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!
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.
This 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.
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.