curbside recycling

8:08 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Paducah's Republic Services to Receive City Recyclables

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Paducah citizens have a new place to drop their recyclables pending the closure of Greater Paducah Sustainability Project Recycle Now March 27th. The city’s current waste contract with Republic Services is being expanded to include single stream recycling. 

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8:43 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Paducah Receives Grant to Promote Biking

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The Paducah City Commission is receiving a grant for bicycle education and safety.

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2:26 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Curbside Recycling Program Saving Madisonville Money

Madisonville’s new curbside recycling program is bringing down city sanitation costs. City Sanitation Superintendent Robert Janes says when more people recycle the city makes more money from material sales, and spends less money on dumping fees. Janes says about 25 percent of city residents are using the free program, which started October first. He says they’re now trying to expand it. He says,

“The ultimate goal for us is to do curbside recycling every week instead of every other week, and then doing our trash pickup every other week. That’s our ultimate goal.”

3:49 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Paducah Recycler Cutting Back on Services

Low market prices for recycled materials are causing big cutbacks at a Paducah recycling facility. Greater Paducah Sustainability – RecycleNow is a non-profit company that works with the city and county to sell recycled materials to brokers. RecycleNow manager Merle Paschedag says prices for some materials are half of what they were last year. Paschedag says the facility will lay off two full-time employees, and cut their four remaining workers back to 30 hours a week. He says they will also stop all glass collection and cut back drive through drop off hours.

Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/7/12

Seventy-five percent of France still buys fresh bread daily from one of the country's 34,000 boulangeries. To be called a boulangerie, the entire bread baking process, from flour to loaf, must be carried out on site.

Today on NPR: In France, some say a gastronomic icon is under threat. For the last decade, the number of pre-prepared, frozen croissants sold in bakeries has been increasing. These knock-offs are cheaper, but they're also less delicious.

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3:12 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Madisonville Takes Next Step in Curbside Recycling Program

Madisonville’s Sanitation Department will seek bids next week for nearly 1,000 curbside recycling totes. The city approved curbside recycling in May. Sanitation director Robert Janes says the bids will be accepted on August 17th with the first totes delivered to customers in Mid September. Janes says the city’s recycling will be done in-house at the new recycling facility. Pickups will begin October 1st and will be bi-weekly on normal trash pickup days.

Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/4/12

The National Weather Service's radar at 4PM

The region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 PM tonight with a 60% chance of rain and possible thunderstorms.
Primary hazards include damaging winds and hail. Storm movement will be southeast up to 35 MPH. Low around 61.

Around the Commonwealth:

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.

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2:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Madisonville Will Start Curbside Recycling Program in the Fall

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.  

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