Community Updates: Thursday, December 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-22-2022 under NEWS

City Offices to Close for the Holiday Season On Monday, the City of Grand Rapids sent out a press release to remind residents that, due to the upcoming holiday season, the majority of City offices will be closed starting this weekend and continuing...

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SORT stations help WMEAC, ArtPrize divert waste from landfill

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

When ArtPrize 10 begins on September 19, 2018, thousands of visitors and art lovers will descend upon downtown Grand Rapids. These visitors and onlookers will buy food, snacks and beverages to help satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst as...

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The piggeries: Grand Rapids' first recycling program

by (crestongr)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the early years of the City of Grand Rapids there was no systematic method of garbage collection. Most families disposed of their household waste by throwing it to livestock, or dumping it into abandoned wells or even directly into the Grand...

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Environmentalists, business owners concerned over bill that allows yard clippings in landfills

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under NEWS

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills that would allow the commingling of yard clippings and garbage in landfills, a move that has local environmental experts concerned. The House Energy and Technology Committee passed...

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