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Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Rolling Out This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Rolling Out This Week

Collecting trash is going high-tech. We wrote in August about eventual plans to deploy solar-powered trash compactors onto Short North sidewalks, and after a delay in deployment, the city is ready to get the new equipment set up starting tomorrow. “These new containers will reduce trash overflows in our neighborhoods and protect our environment by […]

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Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

As curbside recycling efforts in Columbus have continued to expand in 2014 to include eligible condo and apartment buildings, it’s only natural that record amounts of trash are being diverted from the landfill for recycling. In fact, exactly 8,981 tons (17,963,136 pounds) of recyclable material was collected during the three month span of May-July 2014, […]

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Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

 Olivia Bower Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

The city of Columbus bought several trash-compacting garbage cans to put on sidewalks in the Short North, but they haven’t been used yet. Working on streets in cities across the world, these trash cans – solar compactors – are made by BigBelly Solar to harness solar energy to compact trash and recyclable materials, if desired. […]

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Recycling Day Comes to Ohio History Center

 Olivia Bower Recycling Day Comes to Ohio History Center

The Purge is coming to Columbus this summer. But don’t worry – it’s only The Great Green Purge, a day dedicated to disposing of unwanted items. Hosted by the Ohio Historical Center in conjunction with Big Green Head, the City of Columbus, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and others, the event will be held […]

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First Day of New Recycling Program Nets 414 Tons of Material

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Day of New Recycling Program Nets 414 Tons of Material

The City of Columbus officially launched the new city-wide curbside recycling program in March and began distributing carts to westside neighborhoods including Franklinton, The Hilltop and Westland. The first collection day took place last Monday, June 4th, and brought in a total of 414.21 tons of plastics, glass and other reusable materials. This collection is […]

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Details Announced on Columbus Curbside Recycling Program

Walker Evans Walker Evans Details Announced on Columbus Curbside Recycling Program

Details of the new city-wide residential recycling program emerged today at an event held jointly by Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Councilmember Eileen Paley. Mayor Coleman announced the program in his 2010 State of the City address and has vowed to have it up and running by 2012. Under the new program, recyclables will […]

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Rumpke Opens Newly Renovated Recycling Facility

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rumpke Opens Newly Renovated Recycling Facility

Rumpke Recycling unveiled renovations today at their Columbus Material Recovery Facility (MRF), located at 1191 Fields Avenue. New high-tech equipment installed at the facility has doubled the maximum capacity for processing up to 60,000 pound of recyclables per hour. • Nearly 60% of all trash thrown away can be recycled. CLICK HERE to take a […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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