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Albemarle County announces Christmas tree recycling details

The Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning Saturday and running through Jan. 17.


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Program keeps nearly 167,000 pounds of plastic pesticide containers from landfills

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the results of the 2015 recycling program for plastic pesticide containers.


Earth Talk: Is recycling still worthwhile given the expense and emissions associated with it?

Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash and recycle and compost about 87 million tons of this material, which adds up to a 34.3 percent national recycling rate.


EMU wins the top state ranking in campus community recycling contest

For the last four years, Eastern Mennonite University has finished as runner-up in the state rankings of colleges and universities participating in the national Recyclemania contest.


Earth Talk: Should I recycle my disposable batteries?

Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out the mercury, a potent neurotoxin linked to a wide range of environmental and health problems, as part of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996. T


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Program recycles more than 128,000 pounds of plastic pesticide containers

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the results of the 2014 recycling program for plastic pesticide containers.


Canon Virginia to expand printer cartridge manufacturing, toner production operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will invest $100 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


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Randy Forbes: Three lessons for the new Congress

In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.


Albemarle County Christmas tree recycling details announced

It’s almost that time of year again! As in the past, the Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning December 26, 2014 through January 18, 2015.


Staunton Christmas and New Year’s refuse/recycling collection schedule

Refuse collection regularly scheduled in Staunton for collection on Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day) and Friday, December 26, 2014, will instead be collected on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (Christmas Eve).


Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


Commercial Metals Company to expand manufacturing operation in King George

Commercial Metals Company, a global, low-cost metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise, will invest $12 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operation in King George County.


Bridgewater College receives gift of world’s most efficient vehicle

The ELF (Electric, Light, Fun) vehicle is the latest effort by Bridgewater to increase its sustainability and reduce reliance on traditional, carbon-emission technology.


EMU administration, students join forces to aim for sustainability

On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables.


Waste Management Awards keep Virginia beautiful with Think Green® grant

The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the environmental services company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments.


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Labor Day government closings, schedule changes

News and notes from the region related to the Labor Day holiday.


Earth Talk: Dealing with mounting e-waste

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called e-waste may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.


Earth Talk: Men’s health and the environment

A recently released report (“Men’s Health: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You”) by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) concludes that environmental exposures may have major negative impacts on men’s health as well, and outlines ways that guys can avoid some of the major risks.


McAuliffe announces 30 jobs in Lunenburg County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Global Refining Group, Inc., a sister company of ABC Recycling, will invest $4.2 million to establish a catalytic convertor recycling operation in Lunenburg County.


Charles Hendricks: Green terms defined

Confused by all the green terms that get tossed around? Here is a beginners guide to get you started.


Would TNA main-eventers sell out a high school gym show?

I’ve booked high school gym shows, some successful, some not. Even the ones that we booked that were not successful had better main events than what TNA has in store for its Slammiversary pay-per-view with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young defending against MVP.


Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.


Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.


Earth Talk: Keurig K-Cup coffee containers

Keurig K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days.


Bridgewater College receives enterprise grant to support recycling program

A $2,500 grant to Bridgewater College from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation will fund the purchase of an electric-powered utility vehicle for use in the college’s recycling program.


Earth Talk: Reducing Waste in Retail Store Operations

Waste is an issue for all retail operations, given the need to take in and unpack large numbers of individual items and then display and package them up in a way that customers will appreciate.


Controlling bears in Staunton

Recently there have been reports and sightings of black bears in the City of Staunton.


Pesticide container recycling program keeps more than 88,000 pounds of plastic from landfills

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week the results of the 2012 Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Program.


County touts recycling efforts in New Hope

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The New Hope Landfill satellite location is being honored by the Augusta County Recycling Committee for having the highest percentage of recycled materials in February. For the month of February, 8.8 percent of the total waste received at this location was recycled. Augusta County has 10 satellite locations which […]