The Ecolube store at 4901 Atlantic Ave. which served as a recycling drop-off center will be no more. Recycling containers have been removed due to the store's closure.
Great news for those who reside within Raleigh city limits: A three-year contract extension with Sonoco Recycling has enabled the city to collect more recyclable materials.
So what can you add to your recycle bin? Phone books, colored paper, spiral cans and #1-5 and #7 plastic containers.
Do you have stacks of dusty old phone books taking up valuable space in your home? You can drop them off at one of four recycling sites in Raleigh through May 31 (or at any convenience center year-round).
Don't forget that Wake County and Raleigh Recycling will be sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale this Saturday, May 7, in honor of Compost Awareness Week.
Raleigh Recycling and Wake County are sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do you have old or disused telephone books cluttering up your house? The City of Raleigh will make it easier to dispose of those through May 1.
Raleigh Recycling will be celebrating the end of tax season and Earth Day with a Shred and Recycle It! event.
Regal Cinemas at Brier Creek is celebrating the opening of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D" with several businesses and nonprofit groups, including Raleigh Recycling.
The celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. The Raleigh Recycling table will feature a prize wheel, where you can put your knowledge of the three R's to the test. T-shirts and reusable water bottles are among the prizes. Raleigh Recycling will also promote recycling of 3-D eyeglasses along with other items at movie theaters that should be recycled.
Are you ready for all those political signs littering the roadways and your neighborhood to disappear? The City of Raleigh will have a station where candidates and their campaigns can recycle signs.
MOORE SQUARE REVAMP: Voice your opinions on the Moore Square redesign project at one of two public hearing sessions scheduled for Sept. 9 at Cobblestone Hall in downtown’s City Market. The first session is 1 to 4 p.m. The second is 7 to 9 p.m. The project, in its planning stages, aims to spruce up the downtown Raleigh square across the street from City Market. The city has awarded a consulting contract to an architect from Charlottesville, Va.
SPOTTED: A slogan on the side of a city recycling truck reads “Message in a bottle: Recycle.” The persuasive ad presumably targets the nonrecycling Nicholas Sparks types.
ART EVERYWHERE: Artspace, a non-profit organization on East Davie Street, has a slew of new exhibits this month, including a youth art exhibit Aug. 17 through 21.
COUNCIL: No meeting scheduled until Sept. 7.
WHERE’S MEEKER: The mayor’s schedule is clear for this week. Next week, he’s scheduled to meet with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Aug. 18 and the City Council’s Budget and Economic Development Committee Aug. 24.
NO MORE LUNCH TAQUITOS: The Dos Taquitos restaurant on Creedmoor Road reportedly stopped serving lunch last week, not long after is started. The New Raleigh website reports the North Raleigh restaurant’s manager says the business isn’t there in the afternoon, and he isn’t interested in the work it would take to keep it open.
GOOD FOR SENIORS: Design is nearing completion for two new senior centers, 401 E. Whitaker Mill Road and 1905 Spring Forest Road, according to the city. Construction is expected to begin this fall and be complete by fall of 2011.