Some of our clients were involved in a recent coloring contest at the Blue Ridge Mall. The community came out to support their favorite local organization on by helping color murals and also by shopping on their behalf and showing receipts to help them win shopping points. Our client, Western Carolina Community Action was awarded best mural by the judges! There is still a community choice category and the public is encouraged to vote online until March 13 at www.wecolorforacause.com.
More news from one of our clients...The Henderson County Solid Waste Division will resume its annual Household Hazardous Waste collections this spring, and will add paint recycling.
The Paint Recycling Program will operate at the Transfer Station during the same dates and times. All paint and paint-related materials (except spray paints) incur a $2 per gallon container fee, regardless of the amount within.
Dried and solid paints are not accepted. Please note there is a 30-gallon per individual per event limit on paint recycling during this program. Details on paint purchasing and proper disposal outside of this program are available online at www.hcrecycles.org.
The Transfer Station is located at 191 Transfer Station Drive, Hendersonville.The Henderson County Solid Waste Division will resume its annual Household Hazardous Waste collections this spring.
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We are proud to work with Henderson County's recycling programs. The new food waste program is getting a lot of participation! Read this BlueRidge Now article to learn more details... but here's a list of the items than can and cannot be accepted.
Acceptable items for the program include:
breads and pastas, coffee/tea grounds, paper filters/tea bags, cooked meat, fish and poultry, bones (cooked only), herbs and greens, eggshells and dairy, grains and cereals,fruits and vegetables, leftovers and scraps, rice and beans, compostable containers, cut flowers and stems, paper towels and napkins, soiled pizza boxes and paper bags, uncoated paper cups, plates, and wax paper
Unacceptable items include:
aluminum foil, cans, ash or coal, bathroom products and baby wipes, chewing gum, glass, household trash, liquid cooking oil, pet waste, fur, hair, plastic containers, bags, film, raw meat, recyclables, steel cans, straws, plastic silverware, plates, textiles, tobacco products
We recently assisted with the promotion of the need for a new library in Fletcher for Friends of the Fletcher Library. Read more about why a new library is needed in the news article here.
We love working with Blue Ridge Honor Flight and are excited about the work that the schools have recently put into raising money.
Students from Henderson County Public Schools and Immaculata Catholic School raised more than $14,000 last month for BRHF, which is enough money to send at least 28 veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in April to see their memorials. The trip costs roughly $500 per veteran, so these funds will go a long way toward expenses. Way to go, kids!
Read the Blue Ridge Now article here.