Primary Category: Pollution Prevention and Reduction

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 […]

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 […]

Alamance County Pesticide Classes Dec. 4 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: 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 […]

Servis Creek Cleanup – Nov. 3rd, 2018 – Results

Nice weather and a enthusiastic group of volunteers came out for the Fall Servis Creek Clean up! The rainy weather, past hurricanes and heavy rain events made this years clean up a challenge. However with hard work the group was able to collect a lot of trash that had found its way into this stream. […]

City of Burlington’s – Fall Creek Cleanup Date : Oct. 27, 2018 postponed to Rain Date Nov. 3, 2018

Our streams and waterways are so important to our environment. Our spring cleanup was a huge success. Volunteers are needed to work on other streams in our community. This fall we are working in Northern Burlington in the Servis Creek watershed. We welcome welcome Service Groups, Church Groups, Volunteers of all ages to join us […]

Alamance County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The following is a general list of materials that will be accepted: • Household cleaners, drain solvents, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectants • Solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, sealers, wood preservatives • Automotive products including brake fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil up to 5 gallons per customer, motor oil filters, gasoline • Pesticides and insecticides […]

Electronic Waste Collection Event

The City of Burlington will accept drop-offs of discarded electronics at no charge. These items cannot be thrown away or placed in a recycling bin (with the exception of televisions which can now be collected curb-side for a $15 charge). The drop-off event will take place at the Burlington Public Works parking lot. The event […]


Turn scraps into garden gold by making your own worm composting bin. Recycling protects the environment and promotes water quality benefits!! The $10 fee covers the cost of materials including the worms, but you must register to make a bin. Sign up here:  Or – Call the Cooperative Extension Office – 336-570-6740

Crafty Recyclable Collection – Burlington Parks and Recreation

Specific recyclable & reusable items are being collected at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office to be used throughout youth programs for arts & crafts, as well as nature and gardening activities for children of all ages. Please make sure donated items are empty & clean. Items needed include: paper towel tubes (no toilet […]