Solid Waste http://wfpl.org en Solid Waste Board Moves Forward on Plastic Bag Ban for Louisville Yard Waste http://wfpl.org/post/solid-waste-board-moves-forward-plastic-bag-ban-louisville-yard-waste <p>The Jefferson County Waste Management Board has opened up public comment on <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/214535508/Proposed-Resolution-Adopting-Regulation-51-507R-v3-Clean" target="_blank">a draft regulation </a>banning<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/petition-urges-action-plastic-bag-ban-louisville-yard-waste" target="_blank"> plastic bags for yard waste pickup.</a></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:24:45 +0000 Erica Peterson 8973 at http://wfpl.org Solid Waste Board Moves Forward on Plastic Bag Ban for Louisville Yard Waste Petition Urges Action on Plastic Bag Ban for Louisville Yard Waste http://wfpl.org/post/petition-urges-action-plastic-bag-ban-louisville-yard-waste <p>An<a href="http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-mayor-fischer-to.fb43?source=s.icn.fb&amp;r_by=10090927" target="_blank"> online petition</a> is gathering signatures to persuade Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to ban plastic bags for collecting yard waste.</p><p>Many Louisville residents are under the impression that yard waste is composted. But actually, all of the yard waste collected from the Urban Services District ends up in the landfill. This is because it’s time and labor intensive to empty all the yard waste bags in order to keep the plastic from contaminating the compost.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:31:31 +0000 Erica Peterson 8696 at http://wfpl.org Petition Urges Action on Plastic Bag Ban for Louisville Yard Waste Discarded Electronics Create Environmental Problems Nationwide...Is This the Case in Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/discarded-electronics-create-environmental-problems-nationwideis-case-louisville <p>The New York Times <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/disposal-of-older-monitors-leaves-a-hazardous-trail.html" target="_blank">ran a story earlier this week</a> that chronicles the growing problem of electronic waste in America. Even when consumers take their old devices to recycling centers (rather than disposing of them in landfills), often the electronics don’t actually get recycled properly. This made me wonder: is this the case in Louisville?</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:19:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 4599 at http://wfpl.org Discarded Electronics Create Environmental Problems Nationwide...Is This the Case in Louisville? Tossing Turkey Bones and Recycling Wrapping Paper: Louisville’s Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule http://wfpl.org/post/tossing-turkey-bones-and-recycling-wrapping-paper-louisville-s-holiday-garbage-collection <p>Want to know how the three upcoming holidays are going to wreak havoc with your garbage and recycling pick-up? Check out the <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/SolidWaste/News/2012/11-19-12holidaycollectionschedule.htm" target="_blank">handy schedule below from Metro Government.</a></p><p><u><strong>Thanksgiving Day 2012</strong></u></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2581 at http://wfpl.org New Solid Waste Plan Could Include Plastic Bag Ban, Food Waste Pickup http://wfpl.org/post/new-solid-waste-plan-could-include-plastic-bag-ban-food-waste-pickup <p>Louisville’s solid waste board is set to vote on the city’s five-year plan at the end of this month. If it passes, residents could see changes in how their trash is handled and recycled.</p><p>The plan includes three big ideas: banning plastic bags for use with yard waste, allowing citizens to place food scraps at the curb for composting and setting hard limits on how much trash can be thrown out—and charging extra for more trash.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:10:51 +0000 Erica Peterson 1970 at http://wfpl.org Solid Waste Public Comments Include Concerns About Handling of Yard Waste http://wfpl.org/post/solid-waste-public-comments-include-concerns-about-handling-yard-waste <p>A proposed ban on putting yard waste in plastic bags has won the support of several Louisville residents. The ban was one common element in the 23 written and four spoken comments Louisville’s Waste Management Board received Tuesday evening.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:11:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 1552 at http://wfpl.org Public Hearing Tonight on Five-Year Solid Waste Plan http://wfpl.org/post/public-hearing-tonight-five-year-solid-waste-plan <p>Louisville's Solid Waste Management division will hold a public hearing tonight on its <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102878833/Solid-Waste-Management-Plan" target="_blank">five-year plan</a> for the city's garbage and recycling programs.</p><p>The plan includes a proposal to ban the use of plastic bags for yard waste and expand composting. As I <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/five-year-plan-solid-waste-nears-final-stages" target="_blank">reported last month</a>, at least one member of the solid waste advisory committee is skeptical.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:40:12 +0000 Erica Peterson 1541 at http://wfpl.org Five-Year Plan for Solid Waste Nears Final Stages http://wfpl.org/post/five-year-plan-solid-waste-nears-final-stages <p>Louisville Metro Government’s new five-year plan for solid waste includes proposals to ban the use of plastic bags for yard waste and a plan to expand composting.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102878833" target="_blank">five-year plan</a> is required by state law, and is up for discussion at the Solid Waste board meeting tonight. Environmental engineer Sarah Lynn Cunningham is on the solid waste advisory committee. She says she’s in favor of ambitious goals, but has yet to see any evidence that Metro Government will commit to the goals it lays out in the plan.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:33:43 +0000 Erica Peterson 1319 at http://wfpl.org