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Belle Bergner on local ecology.

Is it Legal to Compost in the City?

Q: Is it legal to compost in the City?   A: It sure is. But some restrictions apply. There is, in fact, a City ordinance for composting. It states that uncooked vegetables cannot be mixed into the pile unless you take a class at a local organization and you must have a certificate showing successful […]

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Disposing of Your Old Computer

Q: I am getting a new computer for the new school year. Is it OK to throw away my old computer and other computer accessories? A: Absolutely not. Computers, computer accessories, and other electronics have loads of heavy metals, gases and other toxic substances including arsenic, barium and mercury that should be reclaimed by an […]

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