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The Columns, a 246-unit apartment community located at 333 Laurina Street in Jacksonville's Glynlea-Grove Park area."The Columns Apartments were built in 1967 and after over a half-century of use, they're definitely in need of some upgrades and repairs," observes Chuck Herb, owner of Sunshine Recycling. "This is going to be a fairly involved renovation, with a lot of work being done inside the units and to the building exteriors and landscaping. Once the work is completed, it's going to create a whole new look and functionality for this apartment community."During the remodel, Sunshine Recycling will be supplying 30-yard roll-off dumpsters for construction debris and other discarded materials, which will be hauled away weekly and recycled. Sunshine Recycling expects to be on the project for several months. "FSI is a great company to work with, and we are currently assisting them with several other construction projects as well," Herb says. "When we provide regular hauling services during a project such as the Columns Apartments renovation, it helps the whole project run more smoothly. At any job site, a lot of debris and refuse is going to be generated. If it starts accumulating, that can hinder the work that needs to be... (Markets Insider)
East Bay Regional Park District staff do restoration work at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove and Damon Marsh.Volunteers said they picked up countless bags of trash, much of which was cigar wrappers, cigarette butts and beverage bottles.“It’s a huge benefit to the park to get all this habitat restoration work done and shoreline cleared,” Saito said. “Our rangers don’t have the time or manpower to get out here and get this type of work done.”Stacy Baas, who attended the cleanup with her daughter and their friends in the PerSisters of Oakland, said the event was a learning experience for them.“It’s ready eye-opening to see the impacts of things we buy and the things we throw away,” Baas said. “When I tell my daughter ‘maybe we shouldn’t take that extra straw,’ now she can see what happens to it.”Heidi Schmidt, who volunteered at the event with her sons George and Albert and their Boy Scouts of America Troop 78 of Alameda, was amazed at the odd items they found, like toys and single — for some reason, mostly left — shoes.“It’s exciting because you never know what you’re going to find,” Schmidt said.The park district had an informal contest to see who could find the oddest item. Contenders included a car grille and firework shells.Mike Loder, who has volunteered at the event for years, said the shoreline appeared to have been cleaner than...
It is the right direction for garbage collection in St. Paul.”Sheila Sweeney, a former Macalester-Groveland Community Council board member, helped develop a study that led the city to explore organized collection. One of the biggest reasons she pushed for the change was the disparity in hauling costs.How much a household pays for trash hauling “shouldn’t be dependent on where you live,” she said, noting that Frogtown residents seemed to be paying more than people in other areas of the city.She is optimistic that organized hauling will reduce illegal dumping around the city because all residents should have trash service with the new system.But there are still some kinks to be worked out, Sweeney said. She hopes that the city will encourage residents to recycle or compost by ensuring that households see a significant cost savings when they dispose of less trash. ... (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
A huge tree was uprooted on the Old Post Road in Fairfield. Another split nearly in half, coming down on the back of a home on Grovers Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Crews from Eversource and United Illuminating were out on Monday, working to repair thousands of power outages. As of 1:50 p.m. Monday, here are the power outages remaining in Fairfield County: Bethel: 2,171 customers, or 26% of the town Bridgeport: 79 customers Brookfield: 116 customers Danbury: 889 customers Darien: 131 customers Easton: 56 customers Fairfield: 216 customers Greenwich: 189 customers Monroe: 246 customers New Fairfield: 109 customers New Canaan: 1,743 customers Newtown: 1,113 customers, or 10% of the town Norwalk: 761 customers Redding: 577 customers, or 15% of the town Ridgefield: 907 customers, or 8% of the town Shelton: 63 customers Sherman: 146 customers Stamford: 266 customers Stratford: 137 customers Trumbull: 48 customers Weston: 226 customers Westport: 2,093 customers, 17% of the town Wilton: 1,569 customers, or 21% of the town Eversource was reporting ... (Bridgeport Daily Voice)
Isaac Groves Times-News @TNIGroves GRAHAM — There is a national controversy over Confederate monuments, but Alamance County did things its own way Saturday night. In the end, after at least 150 people had gathered at the Confederate monument on Court Square, there was one misdemeanor arrest and not even very much trash on the ground. For more than three hours there were two growing groups on opposite corners of Court Square and North Main Street, and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Graham police, the N.C. Highway Patrol and members of most other law enforcement agencies in the county were on hand to keep things from getting ugly. They succeeded with some help. The Times-News got a tip about 9 p.m. from a faithful reader and frequent critic that there was a demonstration at Court Square. At that point there were only four or five people, most of them young men, on the northeast corner. The crowd grew to more than 50. On the northwest corner, there were more than a dozen people... (Burlington Times News)