Composting comes to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium!

  A triple-stream recycle/compost/landfill program has just launched at USCC’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Instead of two bins to dispose of your concession trash, there are now three. So what goes in what? Here’s a guide.   Recycle         Plastic bottles         Cans         Glass bottles   Compost         All cups         Cup carriers         Food waste         Plates         Bowls         Utensils   Landfill         Candy boxes and wrappers         Condiment packets         Foil wrappers [...]

Earth Day: Asheville GreenWorks teams with City for tree workshops, celebration

    For Earth Day, Earth Month or because it’s spring, now is a great time to take advantage of a series of workshops to help tree professionals and tree lovers hone their skills in tree care and maintenance.  These workshops are provided by Asheville GreenWorks with support from the City of Asheville.   Yarn-bombing tree celebration Before we get [...]

Asheville joins hundreds of mayors in opposing Clean Power Plan repeal

  This week, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer joined more than 200 mayors from across the United States to express her support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) — an essential public health protection and climate change solution that sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and helps cities transition to a [...]

Asheville parking garages now feature electric vehicle charging stations

John Himmelheber of West Asheville charges his Ford C-Max energi hybrid at the top of the Wall Street Parking Garage. He said he is pleased to learn of its installation.     Need a jolt? If you park your electric vehicle at one of three City of Asheville parking garages you can charge your car while you are dining [...]

Sanitation experts tell all: The dirt on leaf collection

Assan Salley, left, and Bryant Williams collect leaves and brush for Asheville Sanitation.   Pitch in to help City of Asheville Sanitation staff do their job more safely and efficiently   Those colorful trees decorating Asheville’s yards and streets will soon shed their leaves, transforming their beauty into the dreaded task of yardwork. Dealing with all those leaves can be daunting! Just [...]

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Pisgah View Apartments begins recycling

Welcome to recycling, Pisgah View community! Past Community Waste Reduction and Recycling grants have been used to fund Asheville’s Public Housing Recycling Program, bringing recycling to the City’s public housing communities. And a portion of this year’s grant allowed the City of Asheville to provide recycling services to the 250 units in Pisgah View Apartments, starting in [...]

Composting coming to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, recycling to Pisgah View Apartments

In ongoing work to reduce Asheville’s carbon footprint, Asheville’s Office of Sustainability will launch a composting pilot program in September, diverting compostable materials from Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Using triple-stream bins (e.g. landfill/recycling/composting), the plan calls for the pilot program to work with Danny’s Dumpster to collect compostable materials from events. Through this venture, the City has [...]

City of Asheville working toward a proactive plan in the face of climate change

Scene from Biltmore Village during the Flood of 2004. Asheville flooded when Hurricanes Ivan and Frances converged back-to-back on Western North Carolina that September, causing deaths and property damage.     Climate change is not just a buzzword or an agreement signed by nearly 200 nations recently gathered in Paris. It affects us here in Asheville. Climate change [...]

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Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early fruiting trees, fruiting [...]

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at different [...]

Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about Styrofoam from holiday shipping? These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard-2-Recycle event, coming up Jan. 14 in Asheville. They are accepting a lot of things that we tend to accumulate: old cellphones, used books, [...]

Asheville’s Office of Sustainability turns lens on climate resiliency

    Topic to be incorporated into City’s Comprehensive Plan update   Flooding. Landslides. Drought. Wildfire. Each season brings more worldwide reminders that weather and temperature can quickly cause significant destruction to a community. That’s why we are getting ready now. The City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability is working with UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis [...]

Recycling program to expand to Hillcrest and Deaverview communities

Asheville Sanitation crews delivered the big blue recycle bins to the Hillcrest and Deaverview communities the week of Sept. 26. Recycling expands to these communities Oct. 3.   Thanks to the success of the curbside recycling program in the Southside communities, which began in October 2015, more Asheville Housing Authority residents will have access to the program by [...]

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