Weekend Plans: May 14th, 2011

We’ve been spending a lot of time outside recently. For the most part we’ve been cleaning up the yard from the winter, but we have also begun to plant the flower gardens for the spring. Clean-up and gardens have overlapped a little bit this year. We had been concerned about the snow crushing our shrubs, but they bounced back surprisingly well. However, in other parts of the yard, we did lose a couple of garden

Electronics Recycling 2010

While we’re in public service announcement mode, let’s also do one about electronics recycling since that turned out to be an ordeal at the end of last year. The Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority (CRRA) has set their collection schedule for the year, which is available online. This Saturday’s collection will be in West Hartford. Gather your electronic junk, and plan your schedules accordingly. Gates will be open from 9:00 – 1:00 at the West Hartford

Adventures in Recycling

This past Saturday’s electronics recycling event in West Hartford was a big hit. Traffic was at a virtual standstill for blocks around the Public Works facility off Oakwood Ave, where the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) set up their collection point. People waited for over an hour to get rid of their old tvs, computers, dvd players, and all sorts of other random junk. I made the mistake of trying to sneak in just before