Recycling

Environment
3:28 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Kentucky Agency Handing Out Recycling Grants

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is handing out more than $3 million in grants to local communities.

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Environment
2:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Murray Mayor on Make A Difference Recycling Day

Murray's 95th Make a Difference Day recycling event is at Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Wells stops by Sounds Good to tell us about the opportunity to make an environmental difference.

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Government
9:09 am
Tue December 24, 2013

TDEC Awards $2.3 Million in Recycling Grants

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has awarded about $2.3 million in recycling grants.  Commissioner Bob Martineau says the grants are meant to help reduce landfill waste in the state.  Most of the money comes in the form of "Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants," which are used to expand regional facilities to collect, transport and process materials from several counties and municipalities.

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Society
2:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Madisonville Sanitation Officials Promote City Recycling

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Madisonville sanitation officials say nearly 30% of the city's population is using the city's iRecycle program. In October, the city began the program to keeping garbage collection fees low by reducing the number of tons transported to the Hopkins County Regional Landfill. City Sanitation Superintendent Robert Janes said he hopes 70 per cent of the population will sign on by the end of the next fiscal year. 

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Environment
11:55 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Recycling Center Catches Fire Again

A Union City, Tenn., recycling center has erupted in flames for the second time in two months. A previously unburned part of Greenway Recover & Recycle caught fire shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday. Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison says a fire crew remains on site to control the blaze. Edmison says fires in bales of plastic have been difficult to put out because of the type of material. He says plastic from the first fire in September continues to smolder.

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Environment
12:50 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fire Destroys Union City Recycling Center

A fire has destroyed Union City, Tennessee’s recycling center. Union City Fire Lieutenant James Rhamy says the fire began around midday yesterday at Greenway Recover & Recycle, located in the city's industrial park. Rhamy says used cardboard caught fire, destroying the center and burning woods around it.

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Environment
1:14 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

APSU Recognized for Sustainibility Programs

APSU and Clarksville-Montgomery County officials
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Austin Peay State University has joined a community-based sustainability program. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program recognized APSU this week for its conservation efforts. The university added a sustainable campus fee in 2008 to help fund initiatives, such as recycling projects, alternative fuel vehicles, solar panels and better irrigation systems for landscaping. Going green is a trend among universities.

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Government
8:13 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Quinn Rejects Illinois Plastic Bag Recycling Bill

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Illinois manufacturers say they're disappointed with Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill requiring a plastic bag recycling program.  Quinn rejected the proposed law yesterday saying it limited local municipalities. It would have required manufacturers to set up recycling programs with the goal of increasing the recycling rate. It also would have required them to register with the state.