Saturday, November 30, 2019

Science Communication & Outreach Intern

           

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    Post Thanksgiving Schedule

    The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will operate on regular schedule. The Administrative offices will be closed today.

    We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Thanksgivng Schedule

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

    The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day, today. The Administrative offices will be closed today as well.

    We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Holiday Food Waste


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  1. NC Christmas Tree Trivia

    Retweeted
    We know many of you will be shopping for that perfect tree this weekend, so here's some facts about NC grown Christmas Trees. Did you know that Fraser Firs are grown in 17 of NC's 29 counties?!

    Thanksgiving Schedule

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

    The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday the 29th.

    We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Thanksgiving Schedule

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

    The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday the 29th.

    We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    City of New Bern Thanksgiving pick up schedule

    1. NC State Sustainability‏

          
    2. Sunday, November 24, 2019

      Manatees in NC waters

      NewsChannel 12    
                                     
      Not as rare as it used to be! Manatees in NC waters are increasing, according to this piece. Includes guidance on interaction and projection of these gentle giants.

      Saturday, November 23, 2019

      2020 Make-A-Thon

                            
      Student teams can now register for the 2020 Make-A-Thon, which is a weekend of all-out innovation in sustainability (with up to $5,000 in prizes up for grabs!) Learn more and how to sign up as a participant, judge or mentor here:

      Friday, November 22, 2019

      UNC Sustainability

      1.     In this month's newsletter: Sustainability staff shared trends and lessons learned at the Conference ranked among 's 'Top 50 Green Colleges' Read more at . ๐ŸŒŽ♻️
    3. Thursday, November 21, 2019

      Surf City Brewery

       
      About This Website
      portcitydaily.com
      Salty Turtle is the first brewery in North Carolina to use biodegradable, edible ‘eco rings’ made by Mexican company E6PR, designed to replace traditional plastic that causes increasing harm to marine…

      Wednesday, November 20, 2019

      Recyclable Toothpaste Tube

        RecyclingPartnership @RECYPartnership 34 minutes ago

        Tuesday, November 19, 2019

        Reduce your single use

        N.C. DEQ Retweeted
        Between 1-5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year, 10 million per minute! If tied together, they’d go around the world 7 times every hour! It may take 1000 years to decompose. Say no to that plastic bag and bring your own! http://www.conovernc.gov/recycle 
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        Monday, November 18, 2019

        Sunday, November 17, 2019

        How Do You Hydrate

                   

        Saturday, November 16, 2019

        UNC celebrates ARD 2019

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        Which material category do you think contributed most to the tonnage ? Re-tweet with your guess! Organics ๐ŸŒ Containers and Fiber ๐Ÿ“ƒ Miscellaneous ๐Ÿ” Construction & Demolition ๐Ÿ—️

        Friday, November 15, 2019

        America Recycles Day in NC!

        N.C. DEQ @NCDEQ 2 hours ago
        Gov. Cooper has proclaimed today America Recycles Day in ! More than 11 million tons of waste is produced e/year; however, North Carolinians recycle 1.6 million tons of material annually in local programs. Learn more:

        Happy America Recycles Day!!


        Top 7 Reasons Recycling Is Here to Stay 
        Because 7 is the magic number (phone numbers, days of the week, wonders of the world...) 
         
        1. Citizens Want To Recycle.  
        Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them.  I'm not talking about grumpy old Mr. Jones that shows up raising cain at the Town Hall meeting every month.  I'm talking about the majority of citizens who want to do the right thing and know that recycling is good.  Never underestimate the power of getting citizens involved in supporting recycling programs.  They just might pay more for it or even save it from imminent doom as they did in Craven County (NC), Greensboro (NC), and Kernersville (NC) earlier this year.
         
        2. Cheap Does Not Equal Better. 
        One trip to the dollar store will show you that... When we change our mindset about recycling, that it's a utility, similar to power and water, and that it's an essential part of sustainable waste management, suddenly it makes a lot more sense to pay what it really costs for something we need and to work together to share the burden.  We can't take for granted that we have very cheap landfill fees compared to other parts of the country, but this will change eventually.  Landfill space is finite.  
         
        3. Investment.  
        Like my non-existent stock market portfolio, there are ups and downs with any investment.  What's the one piece of advice your broker gives you?  Don't divest in a down market!  We have made a substantial investment in this system and can weather this period of market adjustment.   Unlike other utilities, recycling actually has a chance to recoup costs in the future.  And speaking with your dollars by buying recycled content products helps drive demand = markets improve.  So buy recycled!
         
        4. Recycling Does Not Exist in a Vacuum.  
        Sure things might 'suck' at the moment, but that's not because of a vacuum.  When you do the math, curbside recycling takes up about twice the volume per ton compared with trash. That means if you put it all in the trash can, you're looking at a MUCH fuller truck, MORE trips to the landfill, ADDING garbage routes, and really FILLING UP landfills at a double rate.  That's a no-no and everybody knows it. 
         
        5. Change is the Only Constant.  
        This period of reinvesting in domestic recycling capacity is a great opportunity to teach our citizens that recycling is market-based.  It really can't be the "ol' reliable source" of revenue all the time that we all hoped it would be when times were good.   It is always evolving and changing, and we should be evolving with it by correcting our expectations of recycling markets and demand for materials.    
         
        6. ENVIRONMENT.  
        Hello!!  Recycling remains the easiest activity that large portions of people across the US can do to help the environment.  Saving energy, water, land, and natural resources is hugely important to not only humans, but the entire ecosystem.  We have GOT to do this for the environment; we heard Greta Thunberg is already talking to her lawyers...
         
        7. Tools. 
        There are tons of tools, grants, and assistance out there to maximize your recycling program quality and participation!  Whether it is #RecycleRightNC, #RecycleRightSC, The Recycling Partnership, the WRAP Program, SERDC, Keep America Beautiful, or CRA, your tool cup should be overflowing.  For a list of these resources, visit CRA's resources page.
         
        Thank you for reading, and Happy America Recycles Day!!

         

        Tuesday, November 12, 2019

        NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest


                                   
      1. Monday, November 11, 2019

        Veterans Day Schedule

        Veterans Day Schedule

        In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed today, November 11.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
         
        Thank you Veterans!

        Sunday, November 10, 2019

        Veterans Day Schedule

        Veterans Day Schedule

        In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, November 11.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
         
        Thank you Veterans!
         

        Saturday, November 9, 2019

        NC’s marine fisheries management

                           
                   
        After their popular introductory fisheries science course, NC Sea Grant’s fisheries extension specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are launching a companion class that provides an overview of the process of NC’s marine fisheries management.

        Veterans Day Schedule

        Veterans Day Schedule

        In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, November 11.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
         
        Thank you Veterans!

         

        Friday, November 8, 2019

        Veterans Day Schedule

        Veterans Day Schedule

        In observance of Veterans Day, our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, November 11.  The landfill and transfer stations will operate on their regular schedule
         
        Thank you Veterans!



         

        Thursday, November 7, 2019

        Home Electronics Disposal