Archive for December, 2009

Survey on non-bottle rigid plastic recycling

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Linda Leighton of Raleigh’s Solid Waste Services is seeking input on recycling non-bottle rigid plastic. See her note below:

Time sensitive! If you wish to participate in this survey your response is needed by January 20th and the survey involves collecting and weighing your regular household plastics over a two week period.

We get calls every week from residents like you wishing we could recycle the rigid non-bottle shaped plastics such as margarine tubs, yogurt cups, deli trays, etc. This is your opportunity to provide some
important data to the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee so they can begin to build a knowledge base on the current status of rigid plastics in the home.

For the rigid plastics include all the tubs, cups, pots, and trays, but do not include clam shells, Styrofoam or film.

The survey is quite simple and should be returned to me [Linda] no later than January 20, 2010.

Return the survey to Linda Leighton at linda dot leighton at ci dot raleigh dot nc dot us.

Draft minutes from November 2009 East CAC meeting

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

East CAC Meeting Minutes
November 2009
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Chair Mark Turner called the meeting of Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council to order shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16 at Lions Park Community Center. There were about 70 people in attendance throughout the evening; when asked how many were attending their first CAC meeting, about a half-dozen people raised a hand. The October minutes were approved without changes.

OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS: Charlene Willard, the Raleigh Community Services Department’s liaison to the CAC, was welcomed back with a round of applause. She missed the October meeting after injuring her legs in a fall at the Lions Park parking lot immediately following the September meeting.

PARKS AND RECREATION REPORT: Lions Park Director Christy Jones reported that her staff recently organized a winter coat drive and provided 75 donated coats to families in need.

Pullen Park will be closing soon for renovations, but first it will hold a Holiday Express event from December 10-13 from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event, which will feature special train rides and Santa Claus, are $7 a person. The park’s grand reopening is planned for Spring 2010. For more details on the Holiday Express, visit