Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Sustainability steps of the Sanitation Division

Existing Reduction Measures in Winston-Salem Government Operations

  • Curbside recycling program provides collection service to single family homes, multifamily dwellings, and small businesses. Program collects the following materials:
    • Aluminum Beverage Cans; Steel Food, Beverage, and Aerosol Cans; Glass Jars/Bottles (clear, green, brown); Plastic Bottles (with small necks only); Newspaper; Magazines; Telephone Directories; Junk Mail & Office Paper; Chipboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) and Corrugated Cardboard.
  • Provide cardboard-only drop-off sites at nine city fire stations.
  • Education/promotion activities (brochures, container decals, promotional items, presentations, newspaper, radio, television ads; website, special events, etc.)
  • Promote reducing unwanted junk mail.
  • Provide in-house recycling program for paper, metal, plastic, and glass.
  • Provide recycling of inkjet/laser toner cartridges and cell phones.
  • Promote Dell/Goodwill Reconnect computer recycling program.

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Read the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions Report July 2008 [pdf/1mb/43p] 

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