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Recycling

Spring has sprung and Wilmington is greener than ever

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videoThanks to a 30,000 grant from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the city held its first annual Spring Green Carnival. The carnival brought businesses and organizations together to teach children the value of recycling and staying green. Full story...
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Charlotte airport using worms to eat trash

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using more than one million worms to eat leftover food. Full story...
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Filmmaker to visit local playspace on nationwide tour Wednesday

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Documentary filmmaker Alex Eaves, who launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, has chosen Tmuffin, a local children's playspace, to feature in his documentary "Reuse: Because You Can't Recycle the Planet." Full story...
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Verizon hosts annual electronics recycling event

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Tomorrow Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center will host its annual Electronics Recycling Rally. Everything Verizon collects is sent to recyclers who dispose of the items and has zero effect on landfills. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling underway

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video The holidays are winding down, and Christmas tree recycling is underway in New Hanover County and other communities around our area. Full story...
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City starts rolling out new recycling bins

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video Hundreds of brand new, big, blue recycling carts hit the streets of Wilmington today. They are a part of the city's voluntary program to get residents to recycle more and save mone Full story...
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Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday

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With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls. Full story...
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'HallowGREEN' tips from Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoFort Fisher Aquarium is reminding area residents that Halloween can be a scary time for marine life. You may not realize it, but the choices you make when it comes to costumes, candy and decorations could negatively impact your favorite fish and other ocean creatures. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says high-tech recycling bins won't lead to fines

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video Recycling bins or spy gear? As we told you last week, the City of Wilmington plans to replace its small recycling bins with much larger ones. The new bins will come with a radio frequency identification chip. If you don't recycle, could the ID chips let the City of Wilmington know? And could that lead to a fine? Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to implement recycling plan and not extend parking meter fees

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video Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.1 million for new large recycling carts. Mayor Bill Saffo says this will save the city money in the long run, as well as offer residents some immediate savings. Full story...
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Wilmington thinks $1.1M investment on recycling bins will pay off in long run

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video The City of Wilmington wants to replace its current recycling bins. It will come at a cost. Tonight, City Council is expected to pass a resolution authorizing the city to spend $1.1 million on new recycling bins. A city spokeswoman says this will actually end up saving the city money in the long run. Full story...
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UNCW students recycle trash into palm trees

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Some UNC Wilmington students put the idea of turning trash into treasure into practice today. Students worked together to build palm trees out of recyclable materials found around campus. The campus dining collected boxes, can lids and two-liter soda bottles to construct the trees. Full story...
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Electronics for Christmas? Remember you can't just throw away old ones

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Did you get a new TV for Christmas? How about a computer or cell phone? If so, don't throw away your old one. It's been illegal since July. But you have a few options to dispose of your old electronics. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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Wilmington businesses offer e-waste recycling

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If you have some dusty old monitors taking up space in your home, Your Computer Friends and PODS will take them off your hands for a small fee. Full story...
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