Compost & Leaf Pile Has Been Relocated
The compost and leaf pile are now located in a new place
at the landfill on Oakland Sang Run Road. Go over the scales - the
Scale Master will direct you where to take materials.
Hypodermic Syringe Disposal:
Dispose of syringes
properly. Please put them in a puncture-resistant
container with a screw-on top (i.e., launder detergent
jug). Mark container “sharps,” “syringes,” or
“needles.” Proper disposal of syringes will make it
safe for anyone who handles your trash. For more
information, please call 301 387 0322.
Announcement: Acceptance of Bids for Recyclable
Garrett County Solid Waste and Recycling will be
accepting bids for the purchase of recycled materials by
a deadline date of the seventh (7th) of each
month, 4:00 p.m. (local time). If bids are not received
by the seventh (7th) of each month, 4:00 p.m.
(local time), bids will not be considered. If the
seventh (7th) of the month is on a Saturday,
Sunday or holiday, bids will be accepted no later than
the next business day.
The Garrett County website has a
whole NEW look. Recycling pages are being added and
Recycled Card Program
ST. JUDE’S RANCH FOR CHILDREN
USED, ALL-OCCASION GREETING CARDS YEAR ROUND!!
St. Jude’s Ranch for
Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and
all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold in packs of 10 for
$10 to support our programs and services for abused, abandoned,
neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.
The program is
beneficial to everyone – customers receive fun, “green” holiday or other
occasion cards they can feel good sending to their friends and loved
ones, and the children at St. Jude’s Ranch receive payment for their
work and learn about basic job skills and the importance of recycling.
More than thirty years
ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch
for Children possible, the idea was conceived to turn the previous
year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The
recipients were so delighted when they received the unique “thank you,”
that they requested to purchase the special cards. The program soon
expanded to include all-occasion greeting cards including Thank You
cards, Easter cards, Birthday cards and Just Because cards.
Support for the
Recycled Card Program grew quickly with cards coming in from all over
the world- so many so that we reached 1 million donated cards in record
How It Works
Operated by Kids’
program designed to teach entrepreneurship skills, the children at the
Ranch participate in making the new “green” cards by removing the front
and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by
children and volunteers.
currently have an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card
Child-Created Greeting Cards:
Call: (877) 977-7572
Send your request and
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
ATTN: Donor Office
P.O. Box 60100
Boulder City, NV 89006-0100
Cards are sold in
packets of 10 for $10.00 and are available in the following categories:
Thank You Cards
To Donate Cards:
Year-round, we happily
accept used all-occasion greeting cards. Please review the following
tips before sending in your donation.
Card Donating Tips:
All types of
greeting cards, including Christmas are accepted.
Only the card front
can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of
the card is clear of any writing, etc.)
We can not
accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards
5″ x 7″ size or
smaller is preferred
To mail large
quantities in the least expensive way, use a USPS (United States
Post Office) Flat Rate Box (available at the Post Office), which
holds up to 70 pounds
Mail donations to : St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Don’t be a dipstick If
your car drips oil onto the street, the oil washes into storm drains and
then into local waterways. A gallon of motor oil can contaminate a
million gallons of water, so make sure you don’t contribute to this
problem: regularly check your levels and look for leaks under your car.
If you do find a leak, get it fixed promptly – and in the meantime catch
the oil with a drip pan when your vehicles parked, and dispose of it at
a recycling center. Kim’s Comment: Oil & Anti-Freeze is accepted at six
sites; oil and transmission filters are accepted at Webers, Kings Run,
Grantsville and Bumble Bee.
Rules of the Game Contact
with the environment is an integral part of many sports. But how much
impact is your enjoyment having on the ecosystem it depends on? Is your
baseball bat made from sustainable lumber? Have any of your yachting
friends ever emptied an oil tank on the water? Do mountaineers really
leave only footprints on the summits they conquer? Find out whether
there’s an environmental charter for your sport. If there is, stick to
it and urge other participants to do the same. If there isn’t, contact
your national sporting federation and encourage them to draw up and
publicize a code of responsible behavior. Kim’s Comment: A. Responsible
behavior starts at home.
practices can always be approved upon at work. C. How are your local
businesses responding to the “new customer” who is environmentally
What to Recycle and Where
& PHONE BOOKS
Clean & dry. Leave loose. Remove covers on books; paperback
NO Bulk mail, plastic or paper bags,
magazines, glossy inserts, or twine.