Friday, April 26, 2013
Recycle televisions, computers and other electronics this weekend.
Those broken, unused electronics are just taking up space in your homes—so bring them out to the city of Greenbelt's Public Works Facility at 555 Crescent Road Saturday. From 9 a.m. until noon, DPW staff will be on hand to help you recycle any electronics including batteries. So what can you recycle? TVs (no larger than 32"), CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice printers, laptop computers, recording equipment, speakers, scanners, surge protectors, wires and power cords fax machines, cameras, telephones, radios, DVD players, VCRs, expanded polystyrene (block “Styrofoam” #6, but no cups, egg-cartons, nor food trays). Batteries will also be accepted, but they must be taped on one end. Batteries are a fire hazard. What can't you recycle? Compact …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Prince George's County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 3304 Kenilworth Avenue Hyattsville, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 10 South Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell phones piling up because you have the newest and best …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Failure to meet proposed targets could bring about mandatory recycling in the county.
The Prince George's County Council is set make a final decision Tuesday on a plan that would raise recycling targets over the next eight years, the Washington Examiner reports. The proposal would fix the county's waste diversion rate at 45 percent for 2015, 55 percent for 2018, and 60 percent for 2020. The rate measures how much of the county's total collected refuse is recycled. Failure to meet those targets could bring about mandatory recycling for county residents and businesses, according to the paper. Prince George's is well above the state-imposed minimum of 20 percent for a county of its size, the Examiner writes, but behind neighboring Montgomery County, whose mandatory program has helped lift it to a 47 percent rate. Read more at …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Paper documents, expired credit cards, computer disks and more accepted.
Need to protect your ID by safely getting rid of old bills, expired credit cards, or personal documents? A chance to securely dispose of these and other personal documents is coming soon, as Community Shred Day returns to Prince George's County. The free shredding event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Prince George's Community College. Residents are invited to bring paper of all types (staples and paper clips OK), expired credit cards and empty binders. Computer disks also will be accepted (but may be shredded offsite). Up to five boxes or trash bags of documents per person are allowed. “Document shredding is one of the most important ways the public can protect themselves against identity theft,” said …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Greenbelters can bring TVs, keyboards, taped batteries and more.
Greenbelt residents, businesses and organizations get the chance to clean out storage spaces and get rid of electronics equipment that is broken or a real clunker. The city will host Electronics Recycling day on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Greenbelt's Public Works Yard. Accepted Items Items that can be recycled include: Rejected Items Do not bring: The City of Greenbelt website's Public Works section provides information on recycling CFL. Call in advance if you want to drop off more than 10 items or items more than 50 pounds. If you want to recycle batteries, they must be taped on one end, either end is acceptable. Tape the end with masking, duct, or electric tape. Public Works will not accept batteries that are not taped …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Greenbelters can bring TVs, keyboards, cameras, telephones, taped batteries and more to Public Works on Saturday for electronics recycling.
Greenbelt residents, businesses and organizations will get a chance to recycle electronic items on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Greenbelt's Public Works Yard. Accepted Items Items that can be recycled include: Rejected Items Do not bring: The City of Greenbelt website's Public Works section provides information on recycling CFL. Call in advance if you want to drop off more than 10 items or items more than 50 pounds. * Batteries must be taped on one end, either end is acceptable. Tape the end with masking, duct, or electric tape. Public Works will not accept batteries that are not taped at one end — they are a fire hazard. For further information, contact the Greenbelt Recycling Office at 240-542-2153.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Here's what's closed and the schedule for Greenbelt refuse and recycling services over the holiday week.
City offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Refuse and recycling will not be collected on Memorial Day, this service will be pushed back a day for each day of the week. Refuse/Recycling Monday route - will be collected Tuesday Tuesday route - Wednesday collection Wednesday route - Thursday collection Thursday route - Friday collection There will be no appliance or yard waste collection on Friday, June 3