Sunday, October 31, 2010

Recycle Those Pumkin Guts

From, a social media campaign of North Carolina's Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.

What Halloween would be complete without a jack-o-lantern on the front porch? This year, instead of throwing away the “guts” of the pumpkin you scooped out, toast the seeds for a snack or even make oil out of them. They also make a great addition to your compost pile.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Give Your Plants a Coat for the Fall - Part 2

After approximately 3 months in windrows, the material is screened through a machine known as a trammel screen. The trammel screen separates small particles of yard waste from large particles. With openings only 5/8ths of an inch in the screen, only very small particles are used for compost.

After the compost has stabilized and matured, it is ready to sell. The larger particles are sold  as mulch or used in other landfill operations.  CoastalGrow has gained wide acceptance by landscapers and gardeners in the Carteret, Craven and Pamlico County area.

For additional information about CoastalGrow, please call (252) 633-1564 or Email us to request a brochure with details on how this product should be used.

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Things on the Horizon!

Stay on the lookout here on the Blog. You just never know what we're going to come up with! Could it be a photo contest?  a reader's poll?  nature story writing contest?  rock-skipping competition? bird watcher's summit? Easter egg hunt?

Like I said. You need to keep reading the blog to find out!

Yall have a great weekend, and gon on now... get OUTSIDE!

Give Your Plants a Coat for the Fall - Part 1

Compost is an organic amendment to improve the chemical, physical and biological properties of soils.  We produce a high-quality yard waste compost for sale to the public. "CoastalGrow" is available in bulk for $30.00 per ton at the Tuscarora Landfill, Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station.

CEP grinds only clean yard waste (leaves, limbs, etc.) for compost. No painted, pressure-treated or creosote wood is used.

After grinding, the material is laid out in windrows and water is added.

As the compost continues to decompose, the windrows are kept moist and turned weekly to keep the process going.  The internal temperature of the windrows rises to over 131 degrees, killing off weed seeds and other undesirable matter.
Part 2 Tomorrow

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Craven County Clean Sweep Wants Your Electronics

The following is an announcement from my buddy Tom Glasgow, Director of the Craven County Cooperative Extension Service: 

Craven County Clean Sweep will present a Household Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 30, from 10 AM to 2 PM in New Bern. The location will be the old lumber yard at the intersection of Trent Boulevard and Simmons Street, across from Fullers Music. This event is free and open to the public. We will be ...accepting TVs, computers, monitors, microwaves, stereos, batteries, small electronics, surge protectors, and other items. If you have an item that you are not sure about, call the Cooperative Extension office at 633-1477. Many thanks to The Epiphany School for the use of this property, and also thanks to our cosponser, Computer Services of New Bern.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We're Up and Racing

Our new website launches today.  It has been updated to meet the future of social networking and marketing head on!  We are proud to work with Bruce Wise of Bruce Wise Designs.  His work is known throughout our area and beyond.  The website is his design.  What a talented guy.  Thanks Bruce.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Website is Ready to Launch on Friday, 10-22-10

This is the re-designed website for Coastal Environmental Partnership. They're the solid waste management people. They serve three counties in the east: Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico. The new site is social media enabled, and that includes a new Facebook page, a Twitter page, and a Blog. The new website has been optimized and includes Google Analytics tracking services.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Facebook, Twitter & RSS feed

Just a reminder! As part of our new Social Media enabled website, we encourage you to find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!  Also, you can subscribe by RSS feed too! And please suggest us to your friends. The more, the merrier!

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event

We held our annual Fall event today, in Craven and Pamlico Counties. It was a huge success. Thank you to Thea Kincaid for the photos. And thank all of you for your contributions!
At least 3 dumpsters full !!!

Can't believe all the electronics that have been dropped off to be recycled... Awesome !!

Bobbi doin' her thing !!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MUMfest 2010 Big Success!

The city of New Bern celebrated this past weekend with its 30th Anniversary MUMfest street festival. The beautiful weather, coming on the heels of a week of rain, helped to make the event even more of a success.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Drop off your Household Waste

It's simple, easy and clean.
For residential customers with small amounts of household waste or trash, a convenient drop-off center has been constructed. This area is paved and elevated to make disposal easy and convenient. A box is also located here for the free disposal of appliances.

Still working on the Social Media Components

These things just take time. Be patient. Hoping to have this all put together by end of the week. Thank you!

Home Electronics Disposal