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St. Pete City Council expands residential curbside recycling listen

02/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Darden Rice, curbside recycling, St. Pete City Council, St. Pete, recycling

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Many St. Petersburg residents will soon have access to curbside recycling. City Council voted unanimously Thursday to support new Mayor Rick Kriseman

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor applauds oil recycling start-up at Port of Tampa listen

11/06/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: kathy castor, NexLube, Oil, recycling, environment, economic development, Port of Tampa

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The first oil recycling business in Florida is scheduled to open by next summer. During a press conference Wednesday at the Port of Tampa where work has already begun on the $120 million NexLube facility, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said the project will create 800 construction jobs.

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St. Pete groups ready to lobby officials for improved curbside recycling program listen

04/16/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The city of St. Petersburg doesn’t offer free curbside recycling to residents; some community-based groups are pulling together to change that. The League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg has hired a consultant to look into the feasibility of universal curbside recycling in the city. The group’s president, Karen Coale, announced the results during a press conference in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

“Curbside recycling is the norm throughout all of the other 49 populated cities i...

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Recycling & rare fruit

04/15/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today’s show with Phil Hughes, Account Manager for Creative Recycling. They recycle all kinds of electronic equipment and small appliances—excluding large white goods such as refrigerators and stoves. The WMNF Radio Station, located at 1210 E Martin Luther King Blvd., is temporarily a drop-off point for Creative to pick up your used electronic devices. This ends April 22, Earth Day.

We spent the rest of the hour with Paul Zamoda with the [Tampa...

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St. Pete group wants city to offer free curbside recycling listen

03/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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St. Petersburg residents have to pay $45 a year if they want their recyclables picked up curbside. The League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg wants to change that. Karen Coale, the chapter’s president, will kick off an effort called the People’s Trash Monday night at Studio@620 in downtown.

"It is a new campaign for this year that's kicking off tonight. The League of Women Voter's is probably most known for our voter registration and voter education but we also look at issues; natio...

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Recycling in the Tampa Bay area

09/17/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest on today’s Sustainable Living program, Bob West, heads up the recycle program at Dart Container Corporation located in Plant City. It’s one of the few places in the Tampa Bay area that recycles Styrofoam and they process it at their facility in Plant City on Airport Road. Dart’s also involved with educating others to recycle through community outreach events and Bob is available to speak at your event or school.

Our next guest is one of the...

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Hillsborough County is one step closer to new trash pick-up service listen

09/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hillsborough County is one step closer to revamping its longstanding trash hauling monopoly. At a workshop yesterday, County Commissioners voted to move forward with a competitive bidding process that will force the existing companies to compete with others from other states for county contracts. After more than 8-months of conversation, Commissioner Mark Sharpe said the next step needed to be taken immediately.

“Any delay would potentially put at risk all of this work. Any delay for a...

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Hillsborough County Commission trash talk is just talk for now listen

10/13/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Wednesday Hillsborough County Commissioners set out to decide how to breathe some new life into the county’s business of taking out the trash. But the board couldn’t agree on how to proceed.

They went back and forth for three hours. Mitch Kessler, the county’s solid-waste consultant, recommended the board open the 3-company near-monopoly to competitive bidding. But co...

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Pinellas County begins recycling program for beaches listen

07/13/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A new Gulf Beaches Recycling Program is providing Pinellas beachgoers the opportunity to recycle. It will make recycling at the beach easy and convenient.

If you visit any of the Gulf beaches or Pinellas County beach parks you may see new blue plastic recycling containers. Pinellas County’s Solid Waste Program Supervisor, Bill Embry hopes to provide the community with an easy way to recycle all their plastic and aluminum containers.

"The ultimate goal is to have every community that ha...

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Israeli action In Gaza; how to recycle old electronics

12/30/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF ‘s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: we’ll have a debate over the Israeli bombing of Gaza. And we’ll talk about ways to safely dispose of your used electronic items such as computers and televisions. But first, a listener comment about Israel’s attack on Gaza, which began this past weekend.

First up today: with the conversion to digital television and the Christmas holiday, many people are getting rid of old televisions and computers. Thes...

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