Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 20 tips to help you stick to your plan.
If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 20 ways to go green in 2013. Do you think you could stick to a green New Year's resolution? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments sections below.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Farmington and Farmington Hills residents who find recycling items left in their bins can help drivers who are working with new equipment.
Residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills who have found items left in the bottom of their new, larger recycling bins may just need to be a little patient as operators learn how to empty them. But Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) director Mike Csapo said residents can also take steps to ensure everything gets dumped into the new trucks. "It's a learning curve for the truck drivers," Csapo said, noting they may need to learn how to "wiggle" the bins so they empty. The much larger size of the bins may lead residents to put larger pieces of cardboard in them, and when you fold those pieces a few times, they become springs, Csapo explained. "Sometimes, they wedge in there," he added. "We ask…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
RRRASOC rolls out new recycling containers in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
The long-awaited, larger recycling bins are being delivered in Farmington and Farmington Hills this week. Below, you'll find a link to more information, and a few other things you should know today: The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with a high around 89. Tonight's low is expected to land in the upper 60s. The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) is delivering new, larger recycling bins in Farmington and Farmington Hills, starting this week. You can use your new container on the next collection day, and recycle your old bin by donating it to Farmington Schools, for use in their recycling program. Drop bins at the FPS Facilities …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Distribution will move from north to south throughout the community, over a four-week period.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The City of Farmington Hills will begin delivery of new wheeled recycling carts starting on July 30. Carts will be delivered by Waste Management over a four-week period, starting with neighborhoods in the north part of the city and finishing by the end of August. Residents can be put the new containers to use on their next regular collection day. Wheeled recycling carts will be delivered directly to the curbside at each residence. Carts will feature a listing of acceptable items and the phone number for the Division of Public Works. Arrows indicating the correct alignment will be stamped on each cart to facilitate pickup by a specialized single stream, “no sort” recycling truck. Carts should be placed away from cars, fire hydrants, and …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Farmington Hills residents will receive a 64-gallon bin, but may pre-order smaller or larger sizes.
The City of Farmington Hills will be rolling out new, 64-gallon wheeled recycling carts to single-family homes this summer, but residents may pre-order smaller or larger bins. Delivered by mid-July, the new carts will be easier and more convenient to take to the curbside and will allow residents to recycle more items. Hills residents can pre-order a smaller 35-gallon size or a larger 96-gallon size, free of charge, by calling the Division of Public Works at 248-871-2850 by June 15. Residents who opt for the 64-gallon cart, and later find another size would work better, have until Oct. 1 to request an alternate size at no cost. Current recycling bins can be reused for storage, placed in the new carts for recycling or taken to the Resource …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
City and school district officials meet tonight to discuss common interests and concerns.
Today, you can learn how local school and city elected officials are working together and what changes are coming to recycling programs in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Here's what else you should know: Today's weather will be different from yesterday's – but only in that the mercury will rise a little higher. The National Weather Service predicts a high closer to 80, and 40 percent chance to rain tonight, when the temperature will drop to around 53. The City of Farmington Hills Senior Adult Division is hosting Mike Csapo of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) at the Costick Center today at 11 a.m. He will explain about changes coming to the city's recycling program. Farmington and …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Road construction, the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market and a hazardous waste collection are all part of a big weekend.
If you're planning to be out and about in Farmington and Farmington Hills this weekend, pack your patience – and keep a sharp eye out for pedestrians and traffic back-ups. These events and activities are likely to cause some congestion: Downtown parking Finding a spot in and around downtown Farmington Saturday morning will likely be challenging, with the farmers market opening and a youth baseball league parade going on at roughly the same time. Good bets are the parking lots along Orchard Street behind the Downtown Farmington Center and at the Maxfield Training Center, Thomas and Warner Streets. Download a map of all parking areas from the Farmington Downtown Development Authority website. Remember to watch for and yield to pedestrians …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Officials opt for a 64-gallon standard size; residents may also choose smaller or larger wheeled containers.
Citizen concerns over the size of new collection bins that will encourage even more recycling have led Farmington Hills officials to make a slight change in plans for their implementation. During Monday's regular meeting, city council members approved revisions to a contract with Waste Management, Inc. that reflect a move to single-stream recycling at the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC). Some residents told officials they oppose the 96-gallon containers, which would likely have to be stored alongside homes and garages. Authority director Mike Csapo brought samples of the wheeled, 96-gallon, 64-gallon and 35-gallon containers that will be left at city hall so residents can get a look at them…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
While some materials will no longer be accepted, wide-mouth plastics will.
Tired of tossing out those margarine tubs and yogurt cups? The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) will soon bring single-stream recycling to the communities its serves, including Farmington and Farmington Hills, and will begin accepting wide-mouth plastics. Some time in 2012, customers will receive 96-gallon containers for all their recyclables, rather than having to sort them before putting them out on the curb. The change will also mean adding agricultural plastics, like nursery trays, RRRASOC general manager Mike Csapo told Farmington and Farmington Hills officials Monday. Changes made to the authority's Southfield processing facility will triple the company's work force, with jobs from …