Primary Category: Pollution Prevention and Reduction

E-Waste Free Collection- October 2019

On October 5th, 2019 stop by the Public Works Department Parking Lot for collection of electronic waste. E-waste refers to electronic items that the state bans from disposing with household trash. To visit the City of Burlington website and find out more information about E-Waste collection events click here.

Stormwater BMP Inspections

Annual inspections of Phase II Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) throughout Graham will begin this upcoming August. Stormwater BMP inspections ensure that all implemented practices are well-maintained and performing effectively to improve the quality of stormwater runoff and reduce their impact on surrounding bodies of water. To learn more about stormwater runoff, check out this […]

Illegal Dumping Hotline

Think all waste is safe to toss in your trash can? Think again! Many of the items we consider trash are actually hazardous for the environment. These items needs to be taken to specific facilities and sites that are certified to dispose of them safely. Illegal dumping is a term that refers to disposing of […]

Rain Garden Workshop

Extension is joining in Alamance Creek Week and putting on a “Think Green Thursday” that will have you thinking about how you can manage rainwater in your own back (or front!) yard. Dr. Geoff Leister will show and tell you just how you can make your own rain garden. Rain Gardens are an excellent way […]

2019 Alamance Creek Week: April 6th-13th

This annual event will take place April 6th – 13th, 2019! The 2018 Alamance Creek Week was a huge success! Over 1,500 city residents participated in the 30+ events offered throughout the week. They worked together to collect more than 10,000 lbs of trash at the community clean-ups and 51 lbs of medications during Operation […]

Little Alamance Creek January Cleanup

The City of Burlington’s Stormwater Division was out in full force on January 29, 2019 cleaning up a section of Little Alamance Creek. The Burlington Stormwater Division is on a mission to decrease the pollutants that reach our creeks and streams through runoff. Their commitment and hard work are making Burlington’s water ways cleaner and […]

FREE E-Waste Collection Event in the Little Alamance Watershed and Burlington

Proper disposal of Electronic Devices keeps toxic materials out of our streams and rivers! The next FREE E-Waste Collection Event will take place in 2019: Saturday, February 2 from 9:00am – 2:00pm Saturday, October 5 from 9:00am – 2:00pm 234 E. Summit Avenue (Public Works Parking Lot) E-Waste Landfill Ban: The Discarded Computer Equipment and […]

E-Waste Free Collection- February 2019

On February 2nd, 2019 stop by the Public Works Department Parking Lot for collection of electronic waste. E-waste refers to electronic items that the state bans from disposing with household trash. To visit the City of Burlington website and find out more information about E-Waste collection events click here.

Alamance County Pesticide Classes Dec. 4th and 5th, 2018

Is it time to plan on getting your Re-certification Credits for pesticide licenses again? Well we have lined up several classes for December. You can find the Registration links for an individual class at: https://alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/events/ Click on the time and date you would like to attend. 2 Hours of All-Ground Categories will be offer on: December […]

Christmas Recycling Ideas

Protect our streams from unwanted and unsafe Christmas throwaways!! Many times as we rearrange for Christmas we see a lot of items that need to be discarded, old paint, oil, batteries, household chemicals. What do you do with all of those items? First – Take an inventory of what you have. If at all possible […]

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