After the city’s falsely named “Recycling 101” event turned out to be more of a budget meeting than a presentation on how to recycle, Sustainable Tucson hosted our own program, “Recycling and Beyond.” We stressed to Sherri Ludlam, Environmental Scientist in the Department of Environmental and General Services, that this time we wanted her to concentrate on the rules for recycling. Her chosen topic was “old and new challenges to Tucson’s recycling program.” One of the new challenges was that China wouldn’t be accepting all of our dirty recycling anymore because of the contamination. Contamination is all the trash that doesn’t belong in recycling – including plastic bags that jam up the machines. That same contamination is costing the company contracted to do our recycling truck loads of money. Our bad. Tucsonans put everything from dirty diapers to dead cats to Saguaros in our recycling cans. Sherri reminded us that there are actual people who sort through all that yucky trash. So don’t throw in anything that you wouldn’t want to find in your own recycling can.
Community EventsDec18Tue4:00 pm International Migrants Day Candl... @ Evergreen CemeteryInternational Migrants Day Candl... @ Evergreen CemeteryDec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmHosted by Tucson Samaritans “Southern Arizona humanitarian, religious and Native American leaders will host a public sundown candlelight vigil beginning at 4 p.m. on International Migrants Day, Dec. 18 at the Tucson cemetery where the remains of hundreds of migrants … Continue reading →4:00 pm Tucson/Pima County Co-located Wa... @ Pima County Justice CourtTucson/Pima County Co-located Wa... @ Pima County Justice CourtDec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmResolve your active warrants! Justice Court Customer Service Windows: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tucson City Court Customer Service Windows: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s … Continue reading →Dec19Wed6:00 pm LD 10 Holiday Party @ Unitarian Universalist Church of TucsonLD 10 Holiday Party @ Unitarian Universalist Church of TucsonDec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmCelebrate the holiday season with the LD10 Democrats at their new meeting location! https://www.facebook.com/events/1239075322915812/Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWhatsAppTumblrMorePrintPocketRedditGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...Dec21Fri4:00 pm Primavera Foundation’s 2018 Home... @ Evergreen CemeteryPrimavera Foundation’s 2018 Home... @ Evergreen CemeteryDec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm“Every year, we join the national movement to remember our neighbors, friends, and family who have passed away while facing homelessness in the past year. Join us at the Evergreen Cemetery’s county plot to share memories of those who passed, … Continue reading →
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