Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven 'green' careers that help protect – and improve – our planet.
- GOING GREEN
Wednesday, May 8
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. Buildings often…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Don't toss those cartridges in the trash. See how to get rid of them safely.
Patch users across the Philadelphia area have shown increasing interest in how to recycle or safely dispose of any number of household items. So we've put together a series of resources for you and your neighbors. If we miss any item you want to know how to properly dispose of or recycle, please let us know in the comments. For those looking to safely get rid of printer cartridgers in Greater Philly, you've got options. Bring it In The following stores offer varying programs printer cartridges Check the Manufacturer Many computer and electronic manufactures offer take-back and recycling programs to allow consumers to return their products safely. The following companies will accept mailed-back products for recycling: Let the County Handle …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
If you've got a spare computer or monitor lying around, there are plenty of ways to recycle it.
Patch users across the Philadelphia area have shown increasing interest in how to recycle or safely dispose of any number of household items. So we've put together a series of resources for you and your neighbors. If we miss any item you want to know how to properly dispose of or recycle, please let us know in the comments. For those looking to safely get rid of an old computer or monitor in the Greater Philly area, there are a number of recycling options. The following stores offer varying programs and offers to computer and monitor owners looking to recycle: Many computer and electronic manufacturers offer take-back and recycling programs to allow consumers to return their products safely. HP, Compaq and Dell all offer free recycling for…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Purge all of your unused and unwanted electronics during a recycling event this weekend in Warminster.
We all have those unused electronic gadgets lurking in the back of the closet or on that shelf in the garage. And with the recent restrictions on what you can take out to the curb, these piles may be growing at an alarming rate. Not to worry—this weekend you can purge your home of these unwanted items during an electronics recycling event at the Ben Wilson Senior Center. "[With a few exceptions], we are taking almost anything that has a plug," said Linda Kester, senior center manager. Kester said the event is being run in conjunction with e-waste recycling company EcoVanta. She said EcoVanta will sanitize any software and personal information from devices and then they will disassemble and recycle the items into the commodities that they …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
New Year's Day pushes trash collection back to Saturday again this week.
There will be no trash collection across the township on Friday due to the holiday on New Year's Day. According to the holiday collection schedule, all trash and recyclables will be collected on Saturday, January 5. Read more:Trash Collection Moves to Once Per Week Opinions on Upper Southampton's Trash Pick Up Letter to the Editor: Trash Collection Township Moves to Single-Stream Recycling Single-Stream Recycling May Lower Cost of Trash Pick Up POLL: Trash Talk Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Upper Southampton Township's trash and recycling will be picked up on Saturday this week, due to the Christmas holiday.
There will be no trash collection across the township on Friday, due to the Christmas holiday. According to the holiday collection schedule, all trash and recyclables will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 29. Please share this information with your neighbors, as many often forget about the holiday schedule. While you are at it, tell them you found out about it on Patch! Read more:Trash Collection Moves to Once Per Week Opinions on Upper Southampton's Trash Pick Up Letter to the Editor: Trash Collection Township Moves to Single-Stream Recycling Single-Stream Recycling May Lower Cost of Trash Pick Up POLL: Trash Talk Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more.
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have clothes, blankets and other like-new items that aren't being used? Are your kids getting new toys to replace their slightly used ones? Do you have old cell phones that are collecting dust? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Northampton Township and items can be dropped off at area churches and thrift stores. Clothing: If you have coats you no longer need or slightly used clothes, donations are being collected through Goodwill. A donation center is open at 2365 East Lincoln Highway in Langhorne, the site of a future Goodwill store. Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church has a shoe collection to support the St. …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ever wonder what happens to all those recyclable materials you throw out every week? Patch and Metra4.com found out at Waste Management's processing plant in Philadelphia,
In recognition of America Recycles Day, Patch and Metra4.com took a trip to Waste Management's processing plant located off the Cottman Ave. exit of I-95. Representatives from Waste Management demonstrated where the trucks dump the collected materials and how they are sorted, processed and baled before shipped off to mills throughout the world. America Recycles Day is a national program of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Video provided courtesy Metra4.com.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Labor Day holiday pushed back trash collection across the township.
If you haven't done so already, don't take that trash out to the curb. Trash will not be collected across the township until Saturday, Sept. 8, due to the holiday this past Monday.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Both trash and recyclables will now be collected only on Fridays.
Did you get a lot of spring cleaning done this weekend? Well, don't haul all of that trash to the curb just yet. The trash collection schedule for Upper Southampton has changed. Starting today, May 1, residents will only receive trash pickup once per week. Both trash and recyclables will now be collected on Fridays, by separate trucks. Yard waste will be collected on Mondays. For all of the particulars regarding rules and regulations regarding the new trash and single-stream recycling collection across the township, read a copy of the ordinance posted in the pdf section of this article.