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Many think of Honey Bees when we think of pollination, but in fact there are hundreds different kinds of bees that help to grow our food.  Learn about who is visiting our flowers and how to encourage these visitors. The Green Committee at Warm Hearth Village has invited Eric Day from the VT […]

INSECT POLLINATORS & HOW TO ENCOURAGE THEM


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Sustainable Blacksburg and the YMCA Cooperate to Improve Household Battery Recycling in Blacksburg WHAT ARE “HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES”.  As you might expect, a household battery is any battery type that is used in our home or dwelling unit.  These would include those used in flashlights and lanterns, toys, computers, phones, power tools, […]

HOUSEHOLD BATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR BLACKSBURG RESIDENTS


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My Waste mobile app puts recycling/garbage collection information on smart phones The Town of Blacksburg has launched an app called My Waste for garbage, recycling, and special waste collection details, for its refuse and recycling customers. With  My Waste Blacksburg residents can check details for regular and special collections and events for spring and […]

BLACKSBURG RECYCLING & TRASH SMART-PHONE APP



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Our local YMCA is now providing SPACE TO STORE the black plastic boxes – purchased by the Town of Blacksburg (TOB) and used by select merchant-members of Downtown Blacksburg Inc (DBI) for collection of used household batteries, CFLs and printer cartridges — and to provide SPACE, TABLES & CONTAINERS for PERIODIC SORTING  of batteries and […]

2014 SB Projects – Working with the YMCA for Processing ...


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You may already know that, for over a year now, Sustainable Blacksburg has been collecting used household batteries from six Downtown Blacksburg merchants and correctly sorting and packaging them so that they can be sent to the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA). From what we have learned last year, and with […]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Saturday, 03 May, 10 AM to 12 ...