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Greenlaurel: An Updated Guide on How to Donate or Recycle ANYTHING in Baltimore

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If you’re downsizing or decluttering, you may have amassed a collection of stuff that you’d rather donate or recycle somewhere locally than send to the landfill. We’ve done the legwork for you below in our updated guide.

Greenlaurel: Easy Composting Ideas that Reduce Trash and Air Pollution

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Compost Cab will pick up your food scraps weekly for about $1 a day.

Food waste is the no. 1 material in your trash can, and accounts for about 22 percent of municipal trash. Luckily there some easy options that can turn your food trash into garden treasure, whether it comes from a household or business.

Why care? Most likely, your trash gets burned at the big BRESCO incinerator next to Interstate 95, which also happens to be Baltimore City’s top source of air pollution. Not only could you help make some good garden fertilizer, but composting can reduce your household trash, which reduces our air pollution.

Greenlaurel: You’re Invited! Ideas to Host a Beautiful and Sustainable Party

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Using locally grown flora, this arrangement by Baltimore’s Local Color Flowers is stunning. Credit: Stacy Bauer Photography

Gearing up to start planning for holiday entertaining? Consider a few of the sustainably minded party-hosting tips below. From your invitations to party cleanup, small changes can yield greener results while helping you host a fabulous party, all with a nod to our planet.

GreenLaurel: Will Maryland Ban ‘Foam’ Food Containers?

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Avoid using foam cups. Instead of tossing, use foam cups to collect grease and fats when cooking. Fat and grease should never go down any drain (including the toilet!)

A coalition of anti-trash groups and governmental agencies is urging the Maryland General Assembly to consider a bill that would ban the foam. If approved, organizations in Maryland would not be able to package food in foam products, cups, to-go clam shell boxes and trays.

Local Group Awarded Nearly $25,000 for ‘Keep Herring Run Parks Beautiful’ Campaign

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Photo via Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

A nonprofit dedicated to preserving Herring Run Park in Northeast Baltimore has received a $24,500 grant to improve the vast green space.

Mr. and Professor Trash Wheel Discuss Eating Garbage and More in Reddit AMA

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Photo courtesy Waterfront Partnership
Photo courtesy Waterfront Partnership

Baltimore’s favorite trash-consuming contraptions hosted a live “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event today on Reddit, fielding questions on everything from run-ins with ducklings to not being related, despite having distinctly similar names.

Mr. Trash Wheel Has Officially Consumed 1,000,000 Pounds of Garbage

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Courtesy Waterfront Partnership
Courtesy Waterfront Partnership

Baltimore’s favorite trash-eating machine has now swallowed up more than one million pounds of the city’s waste in just two-and-a-half years in existence.

Meet Your New Trash Cans, Baltimore

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Last year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a $9 million plan to provide Baltimore residents with new “smart” trash cans. Now we’re finally getting to see what those trash cans will look like — and is it weird to say that I’m excited?

Baltimore Spends $9 Million on New, “Smart” Trash Cans

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Baltimore City has just agreed to spend $8.9 million on high-tech garbage receptacles. Watch out, Baltimore: Your trash experience is about to leap into the 21st-century.

Funds Being Raised for Another Trash-Removing Water Wheel

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Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel
Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel

The Inner Harbor’s trash-filtering water wheel was a $800,000 investment in keeping Baltimore’s most prominent waterway free of trash and debris. One year in, it’s paid off in spades, capturing as many as 19 tons of gunk in one day, and even winning a starring role in a Ford commercial. There are 6 million fewer cigarette butts in the Inner Harbor thanks to this guy.

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