Among the junk that Buncombians throw away, perhaps nothing is more persistent than old tires. And lately, someone has been dumping them, each cut neatly across the tread with a saw or similar tool, in secluded spots such as Asheville’s River District. Photos by Bill Rhodes.
I am a parent of a junior at Asheville High School. I recently attended an Eco Club meeting there to express my concerns over disposable plastic foam trays being used for mealtimes, and to discuss possibilities for their replacement with more sustainable, reusable resin or plastic trays such as those used in many schools and […]
The mascot for Asheville GreenWorks demonstrates what 500 plastic bags (the number that the average American uses in a year).
At tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting, that august governing body will vote on $2.2 million in tax incentives for Linamar’s move into the former Volvo plant, where the Canadian company plans to begin making auto parts before the end of the year. Also on the agenda: larger recycling bins, rates for renting Pack Square Park and deciding which candidates to interview for the Planning and Zoning Commission.
At its meeting tomorrow night, Asheville City Council will take up a rezoning in Kenilworth in the area of the rejected Caledonia Apartments project and a possible increase in recycling fees. Also, the annual city budget finally wends its way to a public hearing.
At the April 26 Asheville City Council meeting, City Manager Gary Jackson will present staff’s recommended budget, with its aim of preserving the city’s current services. At a pre-meeting work session, Council will also review possible changes to the city’s recycling program.
On Dec. 31, the recycling location at the Westgate Shopping Center saw its final day.
Photo by Jeff Tallman
There’s fashion and then there’s trashion, and in the case of Trash Inc. Creative Reuse Center’s Friday, Nov. 12 Trashion Show, repurposed-wear is the new black.
Got a junky old cell phone you don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw it out. Bring to to Xpress for a chance to win festival tickets
It’s time to speak your mind on Asheville’s annual budget. And the city settles a lawsuit from a 2006 police raid that left a man burned.
Bring your tired, your poor ol’ mattresses to the Buncombe County Landfill. The Solid Waste folks out there have come up with a way of keeping them out of the waste stream and taking up our limited landfill space.
A reader’s call-in question led Xpress from plastics to thieves this week. At the start, we set out to find out why some plastic can be recycled and some can’t. We got an answer but then stumbled upon a perplexing trend in the world of recycling: thieves who’ll snatch up aluminum cans, washers and dryers, […]
The city of Asheville and Curbside Management Inc. are co-sponsoring the Feed the Bin and Win recycling contest, which will award $100 a week for 16 weeks. The contest will begin the week of Feb. 4.