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Ghent Clean Up and Social

*** Bring the kids, bring a friend, bring a neighbor ***

Saturday, May 4th
9:00am – 11:00am
Beechwood Park, which is located on Colonial Ave. between Pembroke Ave. and Warren Crescent

Come out for some community service right here in Ghent! The Ghent Neighborhood League is organizing a Spring Clean Up and Social for all GNL members and any interested residents.

Meet at Beechwood Park and join others for trash pick in our neighborhood from 9:00-10:30am. Targeted areas include Colonial Avenue, which is the GNL’s adopted street, and the east and west ends of the Hague. At 10:30am, everyone will return to Beechwood Park to socialize, enjoy popsicles and catch up on neighborhood news. Disposable gloves, trash bags and popsicles will be provided.

Please contact Emily if you have any questions. emily@ghentva.org

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Recycle Christmas Trees

Bare Christmas trees (with all ornaments, lights and all other decorations removed) can be placed curbside and will be collected as regular yard waste.

Residents can drop-off and recycle Christmas Trees at the following HHW and E-Waste centers: The Division of Waste Management – 1176 Pineridge Road Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Division of Towing and Recovery – 1195 Lance Road 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Christmas Lights – Decorative lights are considered E-Waste and can be recycled at the following location: The Division of Towing and Recovery – 1195 Lance Road
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Holiday Trash Schedule

CHRISTMAS DAY MAKE-UP COLLECTION
In observance of Christmas Day, December 25, 2012, the Department of Public Works has rescheduled trash, bulk waste, and recycling collection to be collected on a make-up date of Saturday, December 29, 2012. With the exception of Christmas Day, all other collection will resume as regularly scheduled.

Additionally, the City provides convenient disposal and recycling services for holiday decorations such as Christmas Trees and Christmas lights.

Christmas Trees – Residents can dispose of Christmas trees in the following ways:

Bare Christmas trees (with all ornaments, lights and all other decorations removed) can be placed curbside and will be collected as regular yard waste.
Residents can drop-off and recycle Christmas Trees at the following HHW and E-Waste centers:
The Division of Waste Management – 1176 Pineridge Road
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Division of Towing and Recovery – 1195 Lance Road
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Christmas Lights – Decorative lights are considered E-Waste and can be recycled at the following location:

The Division of Towing and Recovery – 1195 Lance Road
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NEW YEAR’S DAY MAKE-UP COLLECTION
In observance of New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013, the Department of Public Works has rescheduled trash, bulk waste, and recycling collection for a make-up date of Saturday, January 5, 2013.

For details on the City’s holiday collection schedule and other disposal information, visit http://www.norfolktrash.com

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The GNL will be participating in the EARNN program and will soon be announcing the various projects planned for the Ghent community. We are looking for volunteers, so if you are interested please contact Irene at irene@ghentva.org or Susanne at susanne@ghentva.org.

By increasing recycling and promoting other green practices, the City reduces the impact of our waste, prevents pollution, decreases trash disposal costs, and increases awareness amongst citizens about the importance of caring for our City’s natural resources and the environment as a whole.

Other EARNN point categories include:

litter prevention – by collecting recycling at various events
energy conservation
storm water management – promoting River Star Homes
graffiti removal
youth engagement
illegal sign removal
distributing stewardship information

Please let us know of anything you maybe helpful with or ideas we can try to implement in Ghent.

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