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Free woodchips for landscaping!

Free woodchips for landscaping!

The City of Grand Rapids offers free woodchips!   They are available at 2001 Butterworth Ave SW. They are free of charge and can be picked up from the first Monday in April through the second Saturday in December  during the hours of 9 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Saturday.   Bring your buckets and a shovel and get ready to spruce up your yard!

The City of Grand Rapids Yard Waste drop off site also offers a drop-off site for residential yard waste. Grand Rapids city residents can drop-off leaves, brush, and tree branches at 2001 Butterworth SW. The days of operation are Monday through Saturday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

2011 Earth Day Concert & Celebration

2011 Earth Day Concert & Celebration
2011 Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 6:00-11:00pm|
Location: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St., Grand Rapids, MI

The 2011 Earth Day Celebration is a joint fundraiser for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council's water quality programs, and the Grand River Water Festival.  This year's celebration features environmental exhibits, a cash bar, and special performances by Earthwork Music's Mary Erlewine & Seth Bernard, Rachel Davis and Dominic, of "Starlight Six" fame, plus the opening act, Hawks & Owls.

Facebook 2011 Earth Day Celebration event page.

New Yard Waste Dumpsters in Grand Rapids

New Yard Waste Dumpsters in Grand Rapids

Yard waste collection starts up again this Friday April 1st in the City of Grand Rapids and this year they have a new collection choice. The 96 gallon one-time cart cost for home owners is $27.50. Each time you put your cart on the curb it will also cost an additional $5.25 for the yellow pick-up tag.  Yard waste pick-up is the same day as regular garbage and recycling. You must order your cart in person at 201 Market Street during regular business hours Monday through Friday 7:30 am until 4-pm. The yard waste cart will then be delivered to your home address. The city is still offering large brown paper yard waste bags and purple tags that can be purchased at local retail outlets, stores and the neighborhood fire station. The tags are $1.50 each, and the bags are five for $7.50. For more information on the city's new Yard Waste Carts, please visit their website at grcity.us and search for the yard waste page.

LED Aisle Lights: WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign

LED Aisle Lights: WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign

by Wealthy Theatre in NON-PROFIT

Irwin Seating Company today (March 8, 2011) completed its installation of a key component of Wealthy Theatre's Centennial Sustainability Campaign - they replaced all our old, incadescent aisle lights with cutting edge L.E.D. lamps! These lamps will draw only a tiny fraction of the power the old ones did, and they'll last much longer than standard lighting.

Wealthy Theatre's Centennial Sustainaibilty Campaign is unprecedented among historic venues nationwide (and beyond) - we're still in the early stages of fundraising and we could use your help! Please support Wealthy Theatre's efforts to preserve this historic space - and become part of something unprecedented!

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

From the city of Grand Rapids - To assist you in the post-holiday cleanup, the City of Grand Rapids Streets and Sanitation Department is again offering FREE Christmas tree recycling.

Free Christmas tree recycling will be available at the following drop-off areas: Riverside Park (north entrance), 2001 Monroe Ave., NE and JC Family Park at 2531 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, during the month of January, 2010. Make sure all ornaments, other decorations, tinsel, nails and tree stands are removed from the tree prior to recycling. Remember to remove any plastic bags from around the tree prior to drop off.