Durham County has kicked off an incentive program where residential recycling customers can win simply by recycling properly.
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).
Two of the country's largest makers of consumer packaged goods, Procter & Gamble and General Mills, are being asked to adopt "Extended Producer Responsibility," which would establish fees that would require corporations to help pay for reclamation and recycling of their products' post-consumer waste.
April is shaping up to be a very busy month for greenies, with a dozen or so events on tap to celebrate Earth Month. Two events are taking place this weekend in Chapel Hill and Durham.
Raleigh Recycling and Wake County are sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wake County is conducting a pilot Styrofoam recycling program at the North and South Wake Multi-Material facilities.
The website Clean Technica reports that Japanese inventor Akinori Ito has invented a device that will turn ordinary plastic shopping bags into gasoline.
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.
Are you curious to see what happens to those boxes and newspapers you recycle? Or do you wonder why only certain types of plastics are on Raleigh's recyclable items list? You can get the answers to these questions and more during a special tour of Sonoco Recycling.
Raleigh Recycling will be celebrating the end of tax season and Earth Day with a Shred and Recycle It! event.