Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recycling (from City of Durham website)

 Recycling from https://durhamnc.gov/862/Recycling

Did you know that every year, North Carolinians throw away enough trash to circle the earth twice? Recycling is one of the best ways you can help to protect the environment. Recycling saves natural resources, keeps reusable items out of landfills, and provides the materials needed to make recycled products.

Collection
Recycling is collected every other week. Verify your recycling collection week online by entering your address. View the 2016 Recycling Red Calendar or Blue Calendar for your specific days of service.

                                           Single-streem-recycling-picture

Sorting

In Durham, it's easy to recycle. Place all acceptable recycling items in 1 container. There is no need for any sorting.
All paper must be clean and dry. Discard anything that is wet or contaminated by dirt, paint, chemicals, food, etc. Boxes with wax coating and/or grease and food residue are unacceptable. Do not bundle or place anything in bags. Shredded paper must be placed in bags. Only paper or clear plastic bags are acceptable. Hardback books will not be accepted.

Glass & Metal


Only glass bottles and jugs are acceptable. Anything with grease and food residue is unacceptable. Fluorescent bulbs should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please, no drinking glasses or mirrors.

Plastics


Rinse containers to remove grease and food residue. Do not place anything in the cart longer than 2 feet or heavier than 40 pounds. Do not place anything in the cart that has come into contact with petroleum products or hazardous waste.Foam
We do not accept any foam or Styrofoam material in the City of Durham recycling program.

Exclusion List


  • Empty motor oil containers
  • Food containers with debris
  • Plastic Bags  (We do not accept plastic bags in our blue bins but you can find a store close to you that does)
  • Styrofoam
  • Window blinds

Other/ Miscellaneous


Most of these items can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Swap Shop (only if in good working condition).
  1. Recycling Drop-Off Sites

    The City of Durham owns and operates 1 staffed recycling center.
  2. Recycling Guidelines

    See a guide for recycling online.
  3. Recycling Laws

    In 1997, Durham passed an ordinance making it unlawful to place target recyclables in the garbage.
  4. Waste Disposal & Recycling Center

    View information about the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center in Durham.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Durham County Department of Public Health conducting community surveys

Picture of Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond

Strangers in your neighborhood - upcoming two weeks

Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond from Durham Police Department
Photo from Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond
Good afternoon,

I recieved the following message from Neighborhood Improvement Services today and they wanted you all to be aware that volunteers may be walking around your neighborhood in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email the folks listed below.

The Durham County Department of Public Health (DCDPH) is conducting community surveys in neighborhoods Thurs. – Sat. (this week, 10/6-10/8, and next week, 10/13-10/15). Hours will be 9:30am-6:30pm.

Survey volunteers will wear neon blue t-shirts with the DCDPH logo. They will also have a letter from the County confirming they are a volunteer.

If volunteers visit your residence, please participate. This survey is your change to help DCDPH identify and plan for our community’s future health priorities.

Please help us spread the word- let your friends and neighbors know our volunteers may visit their homes to ask to conduct a survey.

About the survey: Every three years, the DCDPH completes a health assessment for the entire county, which includes an opinion survey. The survey is conducted at randomly selected households throughout the county. The information collected is used to help community members and organizations set health priorities and to help inform programming needs for nonprofits, government agencies, and hospitals in the area.

For more information, please contact Denver Bailey with the DCDPH.

Many thanks,

Laura M. Biediger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham
807 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

P 919-560-1647 X34259
F 919-560-1790

Friday, September 16, 2016

General Meeting 9/20 @ 7pm

The HVNNA  Fall Quarterly General Meeting will be held this Tuesday 9/20/16 at Piper's Deli @ 7pm. Please come out and join us.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

trash, recycling, yard waste pick-up delayed one day next week

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day
Durham Residents Are Asked to Take Note of Changes in Multiple City Services

DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. The City will operate under normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on Monday, September 5. Collection for all services, including solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items, will be delayed by one business day for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, September 9 will instead occur on Monday, September 12. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility,and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 5 and will reopen under normal operating schedules on Tuesday, September 6.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day
Durham Residents Are Asked to Take Note of Changes in Multiple City Services

DURHAM, N.C. - Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. The City will operate under normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.

The regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. The meeting will also be livestreamed from the City's website<http://durham.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2> and televised live on Durham Television Network<http://durhamnc.gov/1104/Durham-Television-Network>. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City services and programs.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department<http://durhamnc.gov/832/Solid-Waste-Management> will be closed on Monday, September 5. Collection for all services, including solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items, will be delayed by one business day<http://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8584> for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, September 9 will instead occur on Monday, September 12. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center<http://nc-durham.civicplus.com/898/Disposal-Facilities> will be closed on Monday, September 5 and will reopen under normal operating schedules on Tuesday, September 6.

Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation<http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation> will close its administrative office and all recreation centers on Monday, September 5. Recreation centers will operate under normal schedules on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. City lakes will be open regular hours Friday through Monday. The administrative office and recreation centers will reopen under normal schedules on Tuesday, September 6. For more information visit<http://www.dprplaymore.org/>, like<http://www.facebook.com/DurhamParksandRecreation>, follow<https://twitter.com/dprplaymore>, or call (919) 560-4355.

GoDurham, GoDurham ACCESS, and Bull City Connector
GoDurham<http://godurhamtransit.org/> and GoDurham ACCESS<http://godurhamtransit.org/access> will operate their Sunday-level service on Monday, September 5. For more information about GoDurham visit<http://godurhamtransit.org/>, like<https://www.facebook.com/GoDurhamTransit?fref=ts>, follow<https://twitter.com/GoDurhamTransit>, or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS visit<http://godurhamtransit.org/access> or call (919) 560-1551. The Bull City Connector<http://www.bullcityconnector.org/> will not operate on Monday, September 5. For more information about the Bull City Connector visit<http://www.bullcityconnector.org/>, like<http://www.facebook.com/BullCityConnector>, follow<http://www.twitter.com/BullCityConnect>, or call (919) 485-RIDE.

Durham One Call
Durham One Call<http://durhamnc.gov/1439/Durham-One-Call> will be closed on Monday, September 5. Residents may complete an online service request<http://nc-durham.civicplus.com/FormCenter/City-Managers-Office-15/Durham-One-Call-Online-Request-Form-64> or leave a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City's holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday, August 15, 2016

street light update

Several street lights have been out for nearly a month. Duke Energy's customer service said they have been extraordinarily busy with Google, AT&T and Verizon cutting lines all over Durham (and other cities in NC). Now that Google Fiber is done in our neighborhood, they said HVN would be serviced as quickly as possible.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Multi Family Yard- 8/13

Multi Family Yard  and Estate Sale
Saturday August 13th 7am to 12 noon
1112 Stonehedge Ave, Durham

Items for sale include but not limited to:
·       Household Items
·       Gardening items
·       Gently Used Golf Balls
·       A ton of great books