Aurora, In. — The Dearborn County Recycling Center is conducting a lightbulb exchange through the month of November. Dearborn County residents can bring up to two old bulbs each and receive new LED replacements. This program is taking place in the Recycling Center Drive-Thru, Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. The project is a celebration of America Recycles Day, which is November 15th. More information is available online here.This program is being partially funded by the Southeastern Indiana REMC Operation RoundUp Grant Program. The Recycling Center received $1,000 from the program, which gave $73,683.95 to 37 recipients from 7 counties. Southeastern Indiana REMC explains the program by saying, “The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by “rounding up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.” This is the second disbursement of the funds. Another is scheduled for January 2018. Applications will be accepted in December 2017 for that cycle and can be found online here.The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management is a subunit of the Dearborn County government. It operates the Dearborn County Recycling Center in Aurora, which provides recycling and special disposal services to residents. The public utilizes 13 drop-off locations for recycling of household items and the Drive-Thru for problematic wastes, such as tires, electronics and motor oil. The District also collects Household Hazardous Wastes and runs a non-profit reuse center for education and charitable causes. Educational services are provided at no additional cost to anyone interested.
Press Association West Ham are front-runners to win England’s fair play place in the Europa League next season. European football’s governing body UEFA has announced that Holland, England and the Republic of Ireland will all get an extra place in the first qualifying round of the continent’s second-tier club competition after topping its fair play league. The club which is at the top of each country’s domestic fair play league will qualify – unless they have already done so via leagues and cups. In England, Liverpool are top but are likely to qualify via league position and West Ham are next, followed by Everton. The Hammers play Everton on May 16, so it may a case of whichever club behaves best on the pitch gets the Europa League place. UEFA said in a statement: “Winners Netherlands, second-placed England and third-placed Republic of Ireland will each be granted one additional slot to the first qualifying round of the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League. “The fair play assessments are made by the official UEFA delegates on criteria such as positive play, respect of the opponent, respect of the referee, behaviour of the crowd and of the team officials, as well as cautions and dismissals.”
Facebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of EcologyThe Department of Ecology has canceled its 2020 Ecology Youth Corps (EYC) summer litter crews for teens 14-17 due to the coronavirus emergency and the uncertainty surrounding the remaining school year.The statewide closure of Washington’s K-12 schools is impacting the ability of potential applicants to assemble and submit necessary material, including required references.Statewide directives addressing the emergency have also impacted the Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) ability to schedule interviews and conduct hiring and other mandatory meetings that consist of more than 50 people.“Our primary responsibility is the safety of our crewmembers,” said Ecology’s Solid Waste Management Program Manager Laurie Davies. “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and only after much consideration of our current situation.”Much of its roadside litter control responsibilities will shift to Ecology’s adult litter crews, which are already hired and deployed in some areas of the state. Adult crews are using social distancing tactics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce their chance of exposure to the virus.Since 1975, Ecology Youth Corps has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job, and the chance to preserve our state’s natural beauty and protect the environment. In 2019, Ecology Youth Corps summer crews cleaned almost 5,000 miles of road and picked up 1,213,250 pounds of litter.