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THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
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By Tom Risen | February 4, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 7, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
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April 16, 2003
Molly Shore Grungy old sneakers have a new life awaiting them. During the city's Earth Day celebration Saturday, and through the end of May, the Burbank Recycle Center is accepting old shoes in conjunction with Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe Program, Recycling Specialist Hope McAloon said. "We're trying to collect 5,000 pair of sneakers or tennis shoes before June 1," McAloon said. "Nike has a program in which 25 cities across the country are doing this."
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By Rachel Kane | January 9, 2008
BURBANK — Burbank Unified School District administrators are testing a Styrofoam recycling plan in Burbank elementary schools this year in an effort to reduce waste. But Burbank Recycling Center officials say the plan, which consists of recycling Styrofoam eating trays, may not deliver the environmental friendliness they want.. District officials struck a deal in October with PDR Inc., a recycling company that specializes in Styrofoam, for the pick-up of the plates. They hope the program will reduce waste disposal costs while helping the environment.
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THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
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BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 7, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 4, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
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