Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Durham Hosts ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Oct. 21

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017

Share! Got e-waste, reusable household goods or papers to shred? Attend our free Oct. 21 event open to all #Durham residents

Durham Hosts ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event October 21
Free Event Open to All Durham Residents

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham residents looking for an easy and free way to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), shred confidential documents and drop-off of their reusable household goods should attend the City of Durham's ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event next month.

The event will be on Saturday, October 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium<> on the visitors side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, clothing, etc.

Second Annual Durham ReUse Rodeo
The Second Annual Durham ReUse Rodeo will provide residents with an opportunity to drop off gently used items at this "one-stop drop" event to be repurposed back into the community. All items donated onsite will be given to participating non-profits, including TROSA, Families Moving Forward, Recyclique and Holt Elementary School. Accepted items include books, clothing, furniture, electronics, household appliances, cookware, tools, craft supplies, miscellaneous household items, and more. All items should be clean and in working order and donation receipts will be available for tax purposes. A complete list of acceptable items can be found on the ReUse Rodeo webpage<>.

E-waste Recycling and Paper Shredding
The e-waste recycling and paper shredding portion of this event, sponsored by the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling, Synergy Recycling, and Durham County Government, will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including:
*        Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc.
*        Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc.
*        Kitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc.
*        Telephones, cell phones, and fax machines
*        Hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks, and vacuum cleaners
*        Power tools, cordless tools, etc.
*        Electronic toys, such as keyboards and video game systems
*        This event will NOT accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners or any other appliances that contain Freon in non-working condition.

Confidential paper shredding will also be provided on site. Requirements for shredding include:
*        Paper may contain paper clips and staples; however, hanging file folders will not be accepted.
*        Only paper should be brought for shredding. CDs, DVDs, and other non-paper items will not be accepted.
*        All paper should be loose and not in binders or other binding items made of non-paper.
*        Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll cart (approximately 240 pounds of material or approximately eight small, banker boxes of material).
*        Participants with larger quantities will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at Shimar Recycling's secure facility.

Residents who can't attend the October 21 event can still safely and conveniently recycle old electronics at the City's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center<>. The Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For information about items accepted at this event or the City's recycling facilities, contact Durham One Call<> at (919) 560-1200 or visit the City's Solid Waste Management Department webpage<>.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

meeting tonight

We would love to see everyone at the Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting Tuesday @ 7pm 9/19/17
Piper's Deli
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, NC
Guest speakers:
Elizabeth Poole - Training Coordinator Durham Communications Center - 911
Mike Dupree- Manager for Durham County Soil and Water. Looking to help homeowners in the neighborhood to take advantage of grants to improve property and the neighborhood.
Come on down and voice your opinion and be part of the greater good. Help your neighbors help the neighborhood!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

car break-ins on Winchester last night

Several unlocked cars on Winchester were riffled through last night. If you saw anything, please contact the police.

Remember to lock your cars.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


(1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, inside Northgate beside Sears)
Saturday, AUgust 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Half-price sale, 2 – 4 p.m.)

Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - come to the Friends of the Durham Library’s book sale at Books Among Friends, inside Northgate next to Sears. The book sale is open to the public. No membership is required, but please consider becoming a Friends member. Hardbacks are $3, trade paperbacks are $2, small paperbacks are $1, and children’s books are 25 cents to $1. Special books are priced as marked. HALF-PRICE SALE from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please also consider donating gently used books to the Friends of the Durham Library, especially children’s books and contemporary nonfiction. Book donations are accepted at Books Among Friends on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The donation drop off location is on the exterior of the mall between Sears and Catherines. Questions? Call 919-560-7159 or email Books are also available for sale during regular hours at the Durham Co-op Market, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, and Durham County Library’s regional libraries.

National Night Out - TONIGHT!!

Today is the day for our 5th Annual Hope Valley North National Night Out! The event starts at 6pm and concludes at 8pm. We will have free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks for everyone. In addition to that there will several free door prizes including movie theater vouchers, gift cards to Hope Valley Diner and a $100.00 gift certificate to Harris Teeter. There will be also be special kids door prizes as well.

Speaking of kids there will be a special play area for the youngsters including a bubble machine and other fun stuff. A special kids parade to kick off the event will start at Hendrick's Ct. and end up at Winchester. The prep for the event will start at 5:30. Have them bring bikes for the parade. We will have stuff for the them to decorate the bikes.

Of course we will have music and special guests from the city and from the police and other first responders.  Can't wait to see everyone there to support the community and encourage a safe environment for our families and neighbors.

left over Halloween candy?

Here are a few ideas for what to do with it (other than eat it yourself):