Join the events and clear out your old electronics, documents, etc.
November 6, 2013
Uptown America Recycles Day Event
To celebrate America Recycles Day, join Solid Waste Services for a recycling event in Uptown:
Friday, November 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Disc Plaza, Corner of Trade & Tryon
Attendees will learn more about the Recycle It! Everywhere programs. There will also be a live radio broadcast with V105.3 (WOSF) from noon – 2 p.m. to promote recycling. For more recycling information, visit http://recycleit.charlottenc.gov.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful Hosts America Recycles Day
On Saturday, November 16, Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) will host America Recycles Day, the annual recycling education, community e-waste and document shredding event for local citizens. This event is a result of a partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Mecklenburg County, Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful, City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services, Goodwill, Waste Management and Wal-Mart.
During America Recycles Day, KCB will accept the following items: documents for shredding, e-waste, compact fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, used cell phones and household items.
In addition to having fun activities, KCB will provide recycling and composting education items and have free giveaways.
Saturday, November 16
8 a.m. – Noon
Wal-Mart (3850 East Independence Boulevard)
Have a Grease Free Holiday Season
Are you ready to enjoy your favorite family recipes this holiday season? If so, once you’re done cooking those delicious dishes, remember to dispose of all leftover foods – including grease and oils – properly by placing them in a lidded container in the trash. Grease related sanitary sewer overflows are a major issue for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility crews each year, and they are preventable.
Facts about Grease Disposal
- Hot water only pushes the sticky food further down the line to clog the public system.
- Even if you don’t cook with oils or grease, you still can have a grease problem. Foods such as bacon and poultry create their own grease while cooking, and this grease still needs proper disposal. Help your family cooks remember.
For more information about how to properly dispose of grease, visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department page.