CHARGE OF $10.00 PER CRT & TELEVISION AND $35 FEE PER REFRIGERATOR
Computers: Central Processing Units (CPU), Personal Computers, Laptops, Notebooks, Hard Drives, Power Supplies
Computer Accessories: Cords & Cabling, Keyboards, Mice, Web Cam
Printers & Copiers: Toner & Ink Cartridges, Cables & Cords
Power Supplies and Chargers
Data Center Equipment: Servers & Cabling, Racks, Trays & Cages
Monitors: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), Flat Screen
Entertainment: TVs, VCRs, DVDs, Sound Boards & Equipment
Networking Equipment & Accessories
Cell Phones & PDAs: Chargers, Cords & Accessories
Food Prep – Coffee Pots, Microwaves, Toasters, Ovens, Blenders, Mixers, Pots, Slow Cookers & Baking Pans
Personal – Hair Dryers, Electric Toothbrushes, Shavers, Curling Irons & Curlers, Irons
Lawn Equipment – Blowers, Lawn Mowers, Edgers, Weed Whackers
Electronics – Digital Cameras, Gaming Equipment, CDs, VCR Tapes, Cassette Tapes
Exercise Equipment – Treadmills, Bikes, Non-Electric Items
Assorted – Vacuum Cleaners, Hot Irons, Ironing Boards
Automotive – Auto Batteries, Auto Rims, DVD & Stereo Equipment, Wires & Cabling
In honor of Earth Day, Keep Temple Beautiful and Electronic Waste Disposal is hosting the bi-annual electronic recycling event from 9am to 2pm on April 20th. Businesses, citizens and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to protect the environment by properly recycling computer equipment, cell phones, monitors, lawn equipment, gaming equipment and much, much more. It will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic High School located at 6608 W. Adams Ave. It is free to the public but there is a $10.00 fee for CRTs & televisions and a $35 fee for Refrigerators. All other items are free of charge.
The event is open to businesses and neighboring cities; Fort Hood, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Salado, Waco and all others.
Recycling has become an ever-increasing priority in our world which faces global warming, filled-up landfills, and pollution. Those who have a concern about the health of our planet know that the best way to conserve our environment and save resources is to recycle everything we can. What you may not know is that almost everything is recyclable, at least in part, and that includes your old electronics.
As stated by Tanya Gray, Executive Director of Keep Temple Beautiful, “Green is the reality of future business and city management. It is important that citizens and businesses of this community encourage and demonstrate the correct way to dispose of these items. There is no reason anyone should choose any other option when organizations like Keep Temple Beautiful are available to help.”
Show your friends, neighbors, family members, business owners and colleagues by demonstrating your commitment to environmentally responsible practices and participate in the e-waste event on April 20th. It makes all the difference.
Join Keep Temple Beautiful for our first TCEQ "Eco-Lunch & Learn" presentation and don't miss Shannon Herriott with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) insightful presentation!
When: Wednesday, April 17
Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. 5th Street
Time: 12 noon
For City Departments, organizations and businesses: Ms. Herriott’s presentation will cover useful programs including electronic recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, materials exchange programs and others.
For individuals: This educational presentation will show you and others simple ways to reduce your impact on the environment with small lifestyle and habit changes at home and work.
Shannon will provide resources for citizens, municipalities and businesses to get the most out of these programs and other tools from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Each Eco Lunch & Learn is free to the public. The sessions are 1 hour in length with a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period.
Lunch will be provided for attendees!
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tanya Gray at (254)493-4000,
Wells Fargo Advisors in conjunction with Keep Temple Beautiful
Invite our clients and friends to
Operation Shred It!
When: Friday April 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Advisors, 1 North Main Temple, Texas
As part of an effort to help Temple Go Green, Wells Fargo Advisors is partnering with Keep Temple Beautiful to offer the public a chance to dispose of their documents in a safe manner. The event is an identity theft, fraud prevention and educational initiative that features on-site document destruction and distribution of identity protection tips and resources to local communities. Operation Shred It is an opportunity for local consumers and businesses to prevent identity theft and help the environment through free on-site document shredding. So, bring all your sensitive documents needing disposal to this free secure shredding service.
For any questions regarding Operation Shred It contact: Stacy Wolbrueck, Senior Registered Client Associate at 254-742-1885
Recycle those old phone books and help local schools, April 1 – May 1!
Each year, Keep Temple Beautiful (KTB), Solid Waste and YP holds the phone book Recycling Contest, “Project ReDirectory”. Temple Independent District Schools are asked to collect phone books for recycling, keeping them out of landfills, for a share of cash prizes. This year the prizes will be donated by Yellow Pages (YP) formerly AT&T along with KTB.
Winning schools are determined by the maximum phonebooks collected per student enrolled. The top 3 schools in each school system will win cash prizes in the amount of $300, $200 and $100 for environmental projects or activities!
•Individual students in elementary schools (K-5th grades) who collected more than 100 phone books will win a "KTB Green Tote" and great prizes from YP!
•Individual students in middle schools and high schools (6th - 12th grades) who collect 10 books will be entered into a drawing to win "Beats by Dre" headphones! (Every 10 phone books collected will equal one entry into the contest).
Students who attend local Temple private schools, who are home-schooled or other local area schools may compete for individual prizes listed above.
In 2012 alone, over 11,000 phone books were collected for recycling! Recycled phone books are made into useful products such as animal bedding, home insulation, bathroom tissue, cereal boxes, roofing shingles, and new phone books.
NOTE: Bins will be placed at Wal-Mart and both HEBs in Temple.
To find out how you or your business can get involved, contact KTB at (254) 493-4000.
Make plans to attend the Vegetable Gardening Workshop at The Vine Church, 4902 S. 31st Street, Temple on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 2:00-7:00pm. Master of the Mittleider Gardening Method, Jim Kennard will be presenter. Mr. Kennard is also president of the Food for Everyone Foundation (www.foodforeveryone.org). The workshop is sponsored in part by Keep Temple Beautiful.The Mittleider Method has been used throughout the world to assist communities in growing nutritious, plentiful food with minimal resources. It will:
- Increase yields up to 6 times with higher nutrition value
- Save water: irrigate only 30‐60 seconds a day
- Garden in any soil without adding soil amendments
- Scientific method uses natural mineral fertilizer
- Grow healthier, pest resistant plants 365 days a year
- In the ground or in containers – your choice!
Keep Temple Beautiful proudly sponsors programs throughout the community, and works with local businesses and organizations to promote other projects in honor of the Great American Cleanup.
In 2010, KTB invites local companies and organizations to develop their own GAC events. Tell us what you are doing this year! Email Us.
Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, and involves an estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees nationwide. Hardworking volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours in 2009 to clean, beautify and improve more than 32,000 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond.
Earth Day -- April 22 -- each year marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who proposed a nationwide environmental protest "to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda." On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts.
In 1990, Denis Hayes organized another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting the status of environmental issues on to the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. For 2000, Earth Day had the Internet to help link activists around the world. By the time April 22 rolled around, 5,000 environmental groups around the world were on board, reaching out to hundreds of millions of people in a record 184 countries.
Earth Day gives the Temple-Belton community an opportunity to focus attention on environmental issues in our area. In the past, KTB members have been involved in 70 tree plantings for TISD campuses.
2011 marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Tell us what you intend to do for your “Earth Day” activity.
Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care throughout the country. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it's celebrated on the last Friday in April. Sponsored by the national Arbor Day Foundation, Arbor Day activities promote not only tree planting, but also outdoor activities, educational programs and more.
KTB was instrumental in helping Temple become a Tree City USA. The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities. 3,400 communities where 135 million people live are currently designated Tree City USA.
Each year, KTB sponsors an Arbor Day poster contest in schools, intended to draw attention to the importance of trees in our community. If your school would like to participate please contact us.
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