User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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Milner Landfill planning its own recyling bailer west of Steamboat 19.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
What: Routt County Commissioners consider amending the permit for Twin Enviro’s Milner Landfill to allow construction of a recycling center and more. Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs. When: 1:30 p.m., April 22 Dave Epstein of Twin Enviro Services will introduce tentative plans for a new recycling center in Routt County Tuesday when he comes before the Routt County commissioners seeking an amendment to the permit for the Milner Landfill. The recycling center at the landfill is planned to have its own bailer for recyclable materials. It is located about 12 miles west of Steamboat Springs. Twin Landfill purchased the existing trash hauling company, Old West Sanitation, within the last two years and serves customers in Routt and Moffat counties. Epstein, an ardent advocate for not just recycling but composting kitchen scraps and re-using building materials, said his company’s goal is to remove glass and cardboard from single-stream ...
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Cooking and eating sustainably: Six simple steps to get started 19.4.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Here are six simple moves to get started cooking and eating sustainably — and three more if you want to get more involved.

Cooking and eating more sustainably doesn't require that you rethink your entire life. Here are some simple things you can do to get started.
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Task force to look at herbicide issues (Cached) 17.4.2014 Durango Herald
La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday created a task force to find ways to spare backyard gardeners and commercial farm and ranch operations from herbicides that wipe out desired crops along with invasive weeds.Commissioners were reacting to a petition with 39 signatures that asked the county to look into widespread loss of...
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Herbicides play havoc with favorite veggies 16.4.2014 Durango Herald
Herbicides sprayed in pastures to eradicate invasive Canada thistle and members of the knapweed clan are taking an unintended toll on vegetables found in almost any home garden or commercial growerx2019s field in La Plata County.Complaints about the herbicides are legion, so much so that La Plata County commissioners have scheduled a...
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4 rabid raccoons found in Chittenden County 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is reminding pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies after four rabid raccoons were found in Chittenden ...
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Animal rabies found near Vermont's largest city 11.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say four rabid raccoons were found and trapped in Chittenden County in the last 10 days.
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Gardens: herbs 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In pots, as a formal parterre or a permaculture spiral the best ways to fit tasty and fine-looking herbs into your garden Continue reading...
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Vertical veg man on compost: the secret to a successful garden 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
It may not be the sexiest substance, but behind every beautiful container garden is an excellent growing mix. Mark Ridsdill Smith explains how to find the ideal compost for your needs

Container gardening: ideas for small spaces and observing your garden with the Vertical Veg man - video

Vertical veg man on container gardening: choosing the perfect pot Continue reading...
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How to make a wildlife-friendly garden 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
With a bit of thought, your garden can be a haven for birds, bugs, hedgehogs and bees

Grow your own herbal teas too
The Do Something cutout: fold your own garden creatures

This article is a preview from the April edition of Do Something, free with the Saturday Guardian tomorrow Continue reading...
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Minnesota needs a recycling jump-start 11.4.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
A House bill wisely links new money to higher goals.
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A symbiosis in peril? (Cached) 8.4.2014 Durango Herald
For centuries, breweries have donated or sold their spent grain, a high-protein oatmeal-looking byproduct of the brewing process, for use as livestock feed.In Durango, many breweries donate their spent grain to local ranchers. This makes sense Breweries get free waste removal, and ranchers get free minus transport, nutritious feed for...
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Buy-one-get-one-free offers 'should be scrapped to cut food waste' 6.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Supermarkets should also donate more unused goods to food banks, says report by Lords

Supermarkets should move away from offers such as "buy one get one free" to help end the "morally repugnant" waste of millions of tonnes of food, a House of Lords committee has said.

The Lords EU committee also said big retailers should stop cancelling orders of food from farmers after the produce had been grown, a practice that leads to edible food being ploughed back into the fields. And they said more unused food should be donated to food banks rather than sent for composting or landfill.

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12 recipe ideas for leftover sausages 2.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Don't bin those bangers! Dinner Doctor Rachel Kelly shares some delicious meal ideas for leftover sausages

Like Henry Dimbleby, I can be found foraging around other people's fridges or cupboards. I usually draw a line at rubbish bins and compost caddies, yet recently I almost felt inclined to rescue what looked like two perfectly formed plump cooked sausages nestled among the potato peelings in a friend's compost bin. Almost, but not quite.

"What was wrong with them?" I asked.

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B&Q to ditch plastic plant trays for biodegradable 'teabags' 31.3.2014 Guardian: Environment
UK's biggest garden retailer to sell bedding plants in up to 95% peat-free compost within trays made from corn starch and coir

The UK's largest garden retailer is to ditch plastic trays used for bedding plants and replace them with biodegradable "teabag-style" packaging which will allow plants to be placed straight into the ground.

The move by B&Q is part of its drive to make gardening more environmentally friendly. The retailer has also committed to removing peat from all its horticultural products. The so-called "Easygrow" technology roots each bedding plant in up to 95% peat-free compost and will be incorporated into 20 varieties of bedding plants at the peak planting time this spring.

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University of Minnesota students fill hop demand 29.3.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Horticulture senior Ben Boo is in charge of designing and developing the cropping system for Mighty Axe. He said most hops come from the West Coast, where the weather is more temperate. But he said he believes plenty of breeds, like Cascade hops, will grow here despite the harsh winters and hot summers.
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Homes and gardens spring special: salad days 29.3.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
I am quietly confident that everyone can grow great salads. There's a risk your radishes may go woody; the lettuce could taste bitter or, worse, a slug may dine first; but if you fail at pea shoots and rocket, I suggest someone takes your pulse. With a bit of space in pots or beds, and a few packets of seed lettuce, radish, rocket and peas, say for the price of a couple of bagged supermarket salads, you have seeds enough for the whole season. So ditch the bag of slime in the bottom of the fridge and try a summer of home-grown salads instead. Anyone with a window can grow pea shoots. If you can lay claim to some outside space, you can make a success of rocket, too (if it bolts, don't worry: the flowers taste lovely). Once you have mastered these two, the world is your salad bowl, so to speak. ...
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Hunger games with climate change 28.3.2014 BBC: World
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?
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Keep your kitchen airy for safer lungs (Cached) 26.3.2014 New Kerala: Health News
Beijing, March 26 : Quitting smoking may not be enough to improve your lung function if your cooking fuel is not clean and ventilation in the kitchen is not proper, research says.
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Could Minneapolis follow San Francisco's lead to be 'zero waste'? 21.3.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Mayor Betsy Hodges advocated for Minneapolis to be a “zero waste” city during last year’s campaign, as she opposed expanding the trash-burning capacity at the county incinerator. Thursday night, she and other local leaders met at a south Minneapolis church to consider how to make that a reality, turning toward San Francisco as a model for diverting most garbage from landfills and burners.
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Compost Days builds community, and new gardens 15.3.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Compost Days is being put on by Seattle Public Utilities, King County Solid Waste Division, Waste Management garbage and recycling service and Cedar Grove, a composter of food scraps and yard waste.
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