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America Recycles Day – Done the Raleigh Way

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It’s gonna be big. In fact, the biggest event of it’s kind in Raleigh. You’ll be able to recycle almost anything–even electronics with a plug. If you’ve been saving some of those recyclable items instead of adding them to the landfill, then Saturday, November 13, is the day you’ve been waiting for. Shred some old documents. Donate household items in good condition. There will be stuff for the kids to do and even a live band!

Check out all the details below and tell them your coming by signing up on the “I Recycle” Facebook event.

RALEIGH TO CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY IN BIG WAY

Raleigh Recycling, the recycling division of the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department, will hold its largest recycling event ever to celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 13. Recycling, shredding and reuse services, exhibitors, a Kid Zone for children and a live band will be among the activities at the free event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shops of Seaboard, 802 Semart Drive. (more…)

The Green Chair Project – Sharing Comfort

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
The Green Chair Project

The Green Chair Project

We did a post last week about sharing with your neighbors. This week, we’ve found a different way that combines sharing with recycling and adds a touch of green, that we thought you might be interested in.

It’s called the Green Chair Project. From the looks of it, the project provides a way to get rid of gently used household furnishings with people who need or can’t afford those items. It sounds like a great idea. The City of Raleigh offers an appliance recycling program, but if the items are still working, the Green Chair Project sounds like (more…)

Recycle and Win

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I was excited to get my recycle and win sticker and information in the mail today. Earlier this month, the City of Raleigh announced a partnership with Coca-Cola and Harris Teeter to promote increased recycling throughout the city. If you recycle correctly and place the sticker on your recycle box, you could win prizes.

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America Recycles Day: November 14, 2009

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

City of Raleigh: America Recycles Day

When?

Saturday, November. 14, 2009

What is it?

Bring your old documents to get them shredded and recycled. See them shredded before your own eyes.

  • Recycling and waste reduction information.
  • Fun and games.
  • Extra recyclables around? Bring them!
  • We’ll also take your household alkaline batteries (separate from paper).

Where do I go?

Oak Park Shopping Center
6001 Glenwood Avenue
9:00 a.m. – Noon

Partners

  • ProShred Security for providing free shredding
  • Connell Realty, management of Oak Ridge Shopping Center for hosting the event

A Greasy Pilot

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Start saving your cooking grease for the new pilot starting on November1, 2009. This is also a great time to remind you that grease should never be put down the drain. It’s one of the leading causes for sewer back-ups: “Sewer back-ups and overflows are frequently caused by improper materials such as fats, oils and grease being placed into the sewer system by the City’s customers.” (Source: http://bit.ly/2BlIlf) Check out the pilot program information below:

RALEIGH’S CURBSIDE GREASE COLLECTION PILOT PROGRAM STARTS IN NOVEMBER

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Starting on Nov. 1, the City of Raleigh will provide curbside collection of cooking oil and grease in a pilot program designed to help prevent sewer overflows. Residents in the Capital City will be able to dispose of these products by setting them on the curb along with their garbage, recycling and yard waste. Places of worship in the Capital City also will be able to participate in the pilot program, which will last through the holidays until Jan. 15.

The City will collect the unwanted cooking oil and grease at no charge. The service will not be offered to commercial establishments in Raleigh. (more…)

Shred-a-thons on October 17, 2009

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Local sponsors are donating their time and resources to sponsor free shred-a-thons in your area. Identity Theft tips will also be available. Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks, employment records or credit applications. You do NOT need to remove staples and paper clips from the documents. It usually takes about 10 minutes to drop off your documents and get them shredded.

RALEIGH – SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
BBB National “Secure Your ID” Day
Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:30am – 1:00pm
Ridgewood Shopping Center, Raleigh
On the corner of Wade Avenue and Ridge Rd.
Local Sponsors: Better Business Bureau Foundation, ProShred

APEX – SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Apex Town Hall
73 Hunter Street, Apex
Local Sponsors: Attorney General Roy Cooper, Apex Police Dept., A Shred Ahead

Please pass along this information to co-workers, neighbors and friends. It is a free service offered to help prevent identity theft.

Plastic Bottle Recycling Now Mandatory

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

If you’re not recycling plastic bottles yet, you might want to start making a habit out of it. Just like aluminum is banned from NC landfills, plastic bottles now join the list of material that can not be dumped. Instead, toss them in your nearest recycle bin.

New Law in North Carolina Encourages Residents to Recycle Plastic Bottles

Raleigh residents should get into the habit of recycling plastic bottles. Beginning Oct. 1, a new state law will ban plastic bottles from being disposed of in North Carolina landfills. The intent of the law is to encourage people to recycle the plastic bottles. Capital City residents can put the plastic bottles in their City-issued recycling bins.

“This is a wonderful new law,” Linda Leighton, waste reduction specialist for the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department, said of the new law. “A great number of our residents would willingly comply and keep plastic bottles out of the landfill, if we make them aware of the new law.” (more…)

Late Sept & Early Oct Shred-a-thons

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Information from Attorney General Cooper Shred-a-thons:
Local sponsors are donating their time and resources to sponsor a free shred-a-thon in your community. Identity Theft tips will be provided. Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks, employment records or credit applications. You do NOT need to remove staples and paper clips from the documents. It usually takes about 10 minutes to watch the documents shred. This event is free to the public although local sponsors may be encouraging donations.

Please pass along this information to co-workers, neighbors and friends. It is a free service offered to help prevent identity theft.

CARY – SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
Saturday, October 3, 2009
10:00am – 2:00pm
Crossroads Plaza
Walnut Street and US 1, Cary
Local Sponsors: NBC-17, Shred-It, NC Attorney General Cooper, Goodwill Industries

RALEIGH – SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:00am – 2:00pm
Tryon Place
Tryon Road, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: NBC-17, Shred-It, NC Attorney General Cooper, Goodwill Industries

WAKE FOREST – SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Sub-division, Wake Forest
Local Sponsors: NBC-17, Shred-It, NC Attorney General Cooper, Goodwill Industries

Shred-a-thon September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Local sponsors are donating their time and resources to sponsor a free shred-a-thon in your community. Identity Theft prevention tips will be available. Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks, employment records or credit applications. You do not need to remove staples and paper clips from the documents. It usually takes about 10 minutes to watch the documents shred.

Please pass along this information to co-workers, neighbors, and friends. It is a free service offered to help prevent identity theft. Brought to you in part by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Raleigh (Wake County) Shred-a-thon
Saturday, September 12th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Villas at Centerview
(Take Jones Franklin exit off I-440. Head South on Jones Franklin. Take right onto Centerview.)
1310 Silver Sage Drive, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: Villas at Centerview, Shred-It

Lineberry Alliance Tips for Students Fall 2009 Edition

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Students, welcome to the neighborhood! We hope you have a successful Fall 2009 Semester. Move-in weekend was busy around N.C. State’s campus and we know that you’re probably busy getting things in order for classes. We wanted to take a few minutes to provide you with some essential information that could make your living experience in our neighborhoods safe, enjoyable, and friendly.

We’d like to first start off by providing some tips that will help you get going in our neighborhoods:

  • Get to know your neighbors. You should know your immediate neighbors. Go introduce yourselves, exchange numbers, emails, etc. They don’t have to be your new best friends, but when you think about crime prevention, your neighbor is a good ally.
  • Our trash, recycling, and yard waste collection day in SouthWest Raleigh is every Thursday (unless there is a holiday). The city also provides other services like bulky load pick-up or special load pick-up if you can’t get everything into your city-issued bin. The city requires that trash bins be brought in by Friday at 7:00 PM, we don’t want our neighborhoods to have trash bins out all week long. Get all the info you need from how to get a recycling bin to what items are recycled at the cities page for: Garbage, Recycling and Yardwaste.
  • Party up? Volume down. Our area has traditionally been known to have a party or two. Residents have been actively calling 9-1-1 on party-goers that are too loud or violate the noise ordinance that starts at 11:00 PM. As we previously wrote, Parties Could Get Pricey, tickets are being issued with zero tolerance and will count as a strike in the PROP (see below) when a citation is issued. A conviction is no longer needed, only a citation now.
    • Be a good neighbor and keep the noise down. Make sure your guests know this is a family neighborhood. It will make things a lot easier on everyone that lives here. We’re sure that you also appreciate a nice, quiet environment to study in.
  • Park only in designated parking spots. Some neighborhoods have restricted parking like NO PARKING zones. We recommend that you do not park in no parking zones as you will get ticketed and it will cost you $30. Also, for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, don’t park on sidewalks, block driveways, or park in areas that obstruct views. Those are cities rules, not ours.
  • Drive with respect. Because this is our, and now your neighborhood, we ask that you watch your speed. There are a lot of kids and active people in our area. Most streets in our area like Lineberry Drive, Sierra Drive, and Trailwood Hills drive are 35 MPH. Some are 25 MPH. People seem to think that Trailwood Drive is a speedway to Avent Ferry, when in fact it’s 35-40 MPH. You can go slower if you want, there’s no rush, classes will still be there. Raleigh Police Department (RPD) has been known to hand out speeding tickets like hotcakes. You’ve been warned ;)
  • Maintain your yard. Keeping your grass cut and your yard tidy is important not only for public health and welfare, but for crime prevention and neighborhood curb appeal. We’re not asking you to make the next JC Raulston Arboretum, but a well-maintained yard helps make our neighborhood look welcoming to guests and new neighbors. There are also numerous businesses in our neighborhood that specialize in landscape services.
  • Fireworks are illegal and often mistaken for gunshots. No one likes to think there are gunshots in our vicinity and with the hot, dry days, it also becomes a fire hazard. We do not want a neighbor to lose their home or have property damaged because of fireworks.

A lot of people live in this area because they love the location. We are convenient to NCSU, downtown, I-40, and have great shopping close-by. We also enjoy a great quality of life and a broad diversity of neighbors.

All of our neighborhoods have sidewalks on major streets which are great for exercising. We recently got new crosswalks along Lineberry Drive after requesting them back in January 2009. If you travel along Trailwood Drive, you’ve probably noticed our new traffic signal, it’s nice to have those improvements at that intersection.

The City of Raleigh made some updates recently to some ordinances that effect our neighborhoods:

  • For those of you renting, you need to be aware of the Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit Ordinance (PROP). The PROP now requires your landlords to be registered with the city and is focused on addressing the problem rental properties in established neighborhoods. Properties could start acquiring “strikes” in the PROP program for nuisance violations such as grass that is too tall, parties that are too loud, trash in the yard, and other public health, welfare, and quality of life issues. You can find out more on the cities website:
  • All residents using Raleigh’s water are under year-round water restrictions. Find out more: City Of Raleigh Water Restrictions
  • If you have a dog, you may want to read up on the new tethering rules: Prepare For Dog Tethering Ordinance

How to get involved

Thanks to Sheryl (Trailwood Hills), Danielle (Whitehurst Townhomes), Merri Beth (Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate), and Chad (Trailwood Springs) for contributing to this post.