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Recycling

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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Verizon helps recycle electronic junk

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Drivers sat in lines at Verizon Wireless this morning not for the latest high-tech gadget, instead they were getting rid of their old stuff. Full story...
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New Hanover getting jump on July deadline to keep electronics out of dump

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videoTechnology is constantly advancing. Soon you may want to replace your flat screen tv with a 3D set. Or maybe you want to dump your desktop computer for an iPad. Come July, though, if you get a new electronic, you can't just throw away the old one. Full story...
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Landfill to do electronic recycling weekly

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Do you have electronics you need to get rid of, but you're not sure where to dispose of them properly? Well, starting today and continuing each Wednesday, New Hanover County residents can drop off electronic waste for free at the landfill off US 421 North. Full story...
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Creative solutions to endless pollution

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video With the rising temperatures and clear skies, many folks are making their way to the beach. Wrightsville Beach says they are trying to clean up their act and they are hoping their creative strategies will mean less litter. Full story...
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