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May 20, 2009
Food drive gets boost from Lockheed credit union Employees of Lockheed Federal Credit Union last week donated more than 50 hours to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center to help stock and organize some 32,000 pounds of food. Employees donated more than 400 pounds of food as part of Lockheed credit union’s two-year-old Volunteer Time Off Program, which allows employees to receive company-paid time off to volunteer in the community. Each credit union staffer can volunteer a maximum eight hours per year.
NEWS
December 6, 2008
The City Council will consider appropriating $225,000 for a private consulting firm to help conduct the Feb. 24 and April 14 municipal elections. Martin & Chapman Co. will provide election supplies, services and consultation to help facilitate the elections for three seats on the City Council, the city clerk, city treasurer and two members of the school board. The primary election is scheduled for Feb. 14, with the general election set for April 14. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will likely approve the contract.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 4, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council this week approved an agreement with Burbank Recycling Inc. to operate the city’s recycling center and green waste diversion services, despite the fact that the company is mired in a multimillion-dollar state fraud case. The five-year agreement is expected to pay Burbank Recycling Inc., a private contractor that sorts and markets recyclables for the city-owned Burbank Recycle Center, about $593,600 annually. Profit-sharing from curbside- collected materials could bring that down to $422,000.
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By Bryan Mahoney | April 9, 2013
The white, discarded barrels at the food-processing plant may have looked like junk. To Justin Okin, they were a means to harvest the sky. Three of the 60-gallon barrels came home with him one day for less than $10; their previous owner was happy to see them go. With a little MacGyver ingenuity, the plastic canisters were hooked up to a homemade rain collection system, ready to eventually feed Okin's backyard garden. "It's amazing how the plants respond to water saved from your roof," the Burbank resident said.
NEWS
May 3, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- For its aggressive efforts to cut down on materials dumped into landfills, Burbank's Race to Zero Waste program has received a state award for excellence. In April, city officials were notified that the League of California Cities had selected Burbank's recycling program for a Helen Putnam Award. "The award itself is for the entire integrated waste management program," said Sylvia Glazer, street and sanitation manager for Burbank's Public Works Department.
NEWS
January 5, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- For the 10th year, Burbank residents will have an opportunity to return their Christmas trees to Mother Nature. Until Jan. 14, residents can drop their trees off at two park locations or place them in their city-provided green waste container for recycling. The trees will be composted, officials said. Trees placed in the green containers must be cut into four-foot lengths and all trimmings, tinsel, ornaments, tree stands and plastic buckets must be removed.
NEWS
April 13, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Burbank is one of 17 Los Angeles County cities to have met the state's requirements for diverting waste from landfills, according to a California Environmental Protection Agency study. Starting in 1989, cities were required by the state to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 50%. For 2000, Burbank reduced its landfill waste by 63% by recycling 40 tons per day of metals, glass, paper and other materials. The Burbank Recycling Center also processes 75 tons per day of green waste that is used for composting.
NEWS
January 3, 2004
Jackson Bell Kick them to the curb. Or drop them off at the park. That is what city officials are asking residents to do with their Christmas trees now that the holidays are over. City workers will collect trees from curbsides in front of residences and businesses or from alleys during regular pickup days and recycle them, beginning Monday and continuing through Jan. 16. "We do it for convenience because Burbank is an elderly town, and we like to provide this service for the tenants," said Ron Stoll, the sanitation supervisor for the city's Public Works department.
NEWS
January 8, 2003
Laura Sturza As the holidays wind down, residents can put their Christmas trees to work by recycling them -- offering a seasonal gift to the environment and protection from a potential fire hazard. "If you bought a tree a week before Christmas, it's too dry to be near your house, and if you've stored it near your garage, fence or car, that is just a pile of fuel looking for ignition," Fire Capt. Ron Bell said. In addition, the trees should not be burned in a fireplace.
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By Bryan Mahoney | April 9, 2013
The white, discarded barrels at the food-processing plant may have looked like junk. To Justin Okin, they were a means to harvest the sky. Three of the 60-gallon barrels came home with him one day for less than $10; their previous owner was happy to see them go. With a little MacGyver ingenuity, the plastic canisters were hooked up to a homemade rain collection system, ready to eventually feed Okin's backyard garden. "It's amazing how the plants respond to water saved from your roof," the Burbank resident said.
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NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 4, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council this week approved an agreement with Burbank Recycling Inc. to operate the city’s recycling center and green waste diversion services, despite the fact that the company is mired in a multimillion-dollar state fraud case. The five-year agreement is expected to pay Burbank Recycling Inc., a private contractor that sorts and markets recyclables for the city-owned Burbank Recycle Center, about $593,600 annually. Profit-sharing from curbside- collected materials could bring that down to $422,000.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2009
Food drive gets boost from Lockheed credit union Employees of Lockheed Federal Credit Union last week donated more than 50 hours to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center to help stock and organize some 32,000 pounds of food. Employees donated more than 400 pounds of food as part of Lockheed credit union’s two-year-old Volunteer Time Off Program, which allows employees to receive company-paid time off to volunteer in the community. Each credit union staffer can volunteer a maximum eight hours per year.
NEWS
December 6, 2008
The City Council will consider appropriating $225,000 for a private consulting firm to help conduct the Feb. 24 and April 14 municipal elections. Martin & Chapman Co. will provide election supplies, services and consultation to help facilitate the elections for three seats on the City Council, the city clerk, city treasurer and two members of the school board. The primary election is scheduled for Feb. 14, with the general election set for April 14. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will likely approve the contract.
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