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Columbus is 4th Cleanest City in the US

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Reader’s Digest wrote America’s Top 5 Cleanest Cities By Derek Burnett Reader’s Digest compared data on our 50 most populous metropolitan areas to come up with a ranking of America’s cleanest cities. You might be able to guess some of the winners — and losers. But get ready for plenty of surprises. #4 Columbus, Ohio: […]

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Recycling pickup adds customers despite rate hike

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote City’s curbside pickup adds customers despite 2008 rate hike Sunday, May 25, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Columbus officials who killed a $389,000 annual subsidy for curbside recycling worried that they might doom the program to a downward spiral of higher and higher costs and fewer and fewer customers. But since February, when […]

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Composting Conflicts in Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Being Green is so trendy right now, even if it is getting a bit ridiculous. One key thing that is mentioned all of the time on TV and even in our own Columbus Alive is composting. So easy! And the rewards from composting are awesome! Imagine my surprise today when I found out from the […]

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Has Columbus become a green city?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Is Columbus a green city? Sunday, April 20, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE AND MARK FERENCHIK In 2005, Mayor Coleman issued a set of directives that put Columbus on the same path as many Americans who’ve tried to reduce, reuse and recycle in an era of growing concern for the environment. With what’s […]

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Trucking away your trash has its price

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Trucking away your trash has its price Sunday, April 20, 2008 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN AND JIM WOODS Upper Arlington switched this month from using its own employees to pick up trash to a cheaper contract with a waste hauler. Unlike in Upper Arlington, where residents pay by the bag, people in some […]

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Columbus to stop footing cost of curbside recycling

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Columbus to stop footing cost of curbside recycling Monday, February 25, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE City Council members voted tonight to end a $389,000 annual subsidy for curbside recycling. “We can no longer afford the subsidy,” said Public Service Director Mark Kelsey, who noted that just 5 percent of his department’s customers […]

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SWACO reporting recycling records set in 2007

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote Recycling Records Set SWACO is reporting record amounts of material recycled at its 190 drop off recycling locations throughout Columbus and Franklin County. For all of 2007, 10,756 tons of bottles, cans, paper and cardboard have been recycled. That is over 1,100 tons better than 2006. Also, the December totals are over […]

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