With summer approaching, this is a great time to spruce up your landscape with water-efficient plants, repair irrigation leaks, and upgrade with efficient plumbing fixtures. From Saturday through Monday, you can take advantage of a state sales tax holiday to purchase certain water and energy-efficient products. Continue reading This weekend’s sales tax holiday can help you spruce up your landscape and save money
People typically think of recycling as tossing cardboard boxes or plastic bottles in their blue collection bin and calling it a day. But recycling is much more complicated than that. Recycling is a critical link in the manufacturing supply chain and a vital component of our economy. Continue reading Are you still not convinced recycling is essential?
Area residents are invited to participate in the fall household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building. The free event is open to Brazos Valley residents and offers safe disposal of a wide range of household hazardous wastes. Additional event information and a complete list of accepted materials can be found at twinoakslandfill.com. Continue reading Household Hazardous Waste event set for Saturday
In 1970, 20 million people mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. Earth Day has since become the largest secular observance in the world. Since Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we offer these 20 creative and innovative ways to do your part. Continue reading 20 ways to celebrate the 50th Earth Day
If you’re a homegrown, organic eatin’, treehuggin’ hippie like me, you’ll find a way to recycle no matter where you are. Our enthusiasm for recycling sometimes makes for cheeky comments from family and friends because, like most people, they prefer a realistic and reasonable level of convenience. That’s where College Station’s new single-stream recycling program comes in. Continue reading 5 ways you can make single-stream recycling work even better
College Station’s single-stream recycling program made its debut in January and, since then, we’ve all wanted to see the data. Has participation been good? Are citizens putting the right stuff in their blue bins, or are they fouling up the system by throwing bad stuff in the wrong container? Podcast guest Heather Woolwine, College Station’s Recycling and Environmental Compliance Manager, shares her perspective on the ups and downs of the program’s first four months. Continue reading Podcast: Our first look at single-stream recycling numbers