Primary Category: Pollution Prevention and Reduction

Little Alamance Creek Cleanup

Little Alamance Creek Cleanup Saturday, May 14 from 9 am – 12 noon Calling individuals, groups and organizations to lend a hand and help us do a clean sweep of Little Alamance Creek at Willowbrook Park and at City Park. The cleanup kicks off Alamance Creek Week! Meet at the Commons Building at Willowbrook Park […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Spring 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Upcoming 2022 Collection Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 Hours:8:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon (Rain or Shine) Location:    Burlington Fire and Police Training Facility – 128 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 Household Generated Waste Only – NO Commercial/Business Waste Accepted Types of hazardous waste accepted: • Latex & oil based […]

Free E-Waste Collection Event

BURLINGTON’S FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION DAY Stop by and drop off any e-waste for free. This is limited to Burlington residents and must be household e-waste. SATURDAY, February 5, 2022 9:00AM-2:00PM 234 E. SUMMIT AVENUE (PUBLIC WORKS PARKING LOT) ITEMS ACCEPTED Home Electronics Personal Computers Personal Electronics Other Electronics NOT ACCEPTED Batteries White Goods/Appliances Air Conditioning […]

2021 All Category Pesticide Classes

The use of pesticides by Homeowners and Landscapers in the Little Alamance Creek watershed is a common practice, like it is on lawns everywhere these days. The important thing is to use them safely and correctly to protect the watershed and enviroment.  Below is information from the Local Alamance County Cooperative Extension office on some […]

Benefits of composting leaves in the Little Alamance Watershed

The past two weeks have been a blaze of color: brilliant golds, flame oranges and ruby reds. The shade trees of summer that provided relief from the heat under their canopies present glorious pageantry as we enter sweater weather. But the trees that were full of eye popping color last Monday are quickly dropping those […]

2021 Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Household Generated Waste Only – NO Commercial/Business Waste Accepted Types of hazardous waste accepted: • Latex & oil based paint and spray paint • Household cleaners, drain openers, 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-gal […]

Carolina Lawn Care

August is an  important time to start planning on taking care of your yard.  Fall is the best time to sow new lawns in our area so its important to find out the basics, like soil testing, seed bed preparation, fertilization and seed selection. Proper lawn maintenance is key to protecting water quality in the […]

One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted August 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT May Memorial Public Library. One Tree Planted. 4:00pm. For families. Join us as we end the summer with a program provided by One Tree Planted. Each family will receive a kit to grow their own tree from the seeds provided that they can later plant to enjoy […]

Creek Clean- Up (City Park)

This is your chance to do something proactive to help our waterways! Litter on the streets and in parks often gets washed into creeks. Join the cleanup at City Park and be a part of the solution! Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. This event is […]

Introduction to Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens

Learn the basics of how to design and install a rain garden or a rain barrel for your home, and how these simple measures can protect our streams and wildlife. After a brief introduction to stormwater and its impacts to streams, this class will focus on choosing appropriate locations and sizes for rain barrels and […]