Fourth graders from Seminole Elementary went on the inaugural tour of the new Waste Management Recycle Education Station April 22. The center promotes recycling at home, at school and at work.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The city looks to roll out an automated collection of single-stream recyclables in 2014.
Commissioner Robert Murray’s heart broke when the City of Largo stopped collecting glass as part of its recycling program years ago. He is an avid recycler, overfilling his bins. So he, like other members of the Largo City Commission, were excited to hear plans that could expand the city’s recycling program within a year by replacing the residential curbside collection with an automated single-stream version — which includes glass pickup — during a workshop Tuesday. “I would really like to see this rolled out as soon as possible citywide,” Murray said. “We owe it to ourselves and to future generations.” The move is becoming more popular as six cities in Pinellas County, including Dunedin, Safety Harbor and a test sample in Clearwater, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Largo offers a curbside Christmas tree recycling program.
When you are ready to say good-bye to your live Christmas tree, Largo offers a tree recycling program. Decoration-free trees should be placed by the curb on your regular recycling day from Dec. 26 until Jan. 8. Trees should not be wrapped in a plastic bag. Call (727) 587-6760 for more information. Pinellas Park residents can drop trees off at 12950 40th St., Pinellas Park. Call (727) 541-0711 for more information. Belleair Bluffs and Seminole residents can place their trees curbside on their regular trash day. The tree won't be recycled but it will be picked-up. For more information Belleair Bluffs residents can call (727) 584-2151 and Seminole residents can call (727) 397-6383. Check with Pinellas County Utilities for more tree recycling …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Shred up to five file boxes of documents free.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Looking for a place to recycle your phone book?
Have you gotten the latest phone book yet? While new ones are being delivered throughout the area, don't just throw out the old one. Phone books are recyclable, and Largo residents can place their them in their blue bin for collection. To stop getting paper phone books, visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com and customize or discontinue deliveries. Recyclables can also be taken to either of Largo's recycling centers at 1551 Starkey Road and 5140 East Bay Drive (behind the Office Depot). Have questions about recycling? Call Largo Recycling at (727) 586-7424 What other uses are there for old phone books? Share in the comments.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Looking for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle school supplies?
Here are some ways to save and use school supplies: 1. Sort through last year's school supplies. Reuse durable items such as scissors, staplers, pencil sharpeners and rulers. 2. Make items such as backpacks or lunch boxes "new" with fabric paint, patches, ribbons or other decorations. 3. Some companies offer ways to recycle their products. Elmer's Glue has a recycling program for those empty glue sticks and bottles. Melted or unwanted crayons can be recycled, too! 4. Cover and protect your school books with brown grocery store bags. Get creative with markers or colored pencils to create special designs. 5. Buy reusable school supplies like refillable mechanical pencils or rechargeable batteries. 6. Save wrappers, egg crates, aluminum foil …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Featuring recycled designs by local students and adults, the fifth annual Trashy Fashion Show took place at the Largo Cultural Center on Saturday.
Featuring recycled designs crafted and modeled by local students and adults, the fifth annual Trashy Fashion Show took place at the Largo Cultural Center on Saturday. The winners were: OVERALL ADULT HIGH SCHOOL TEEN/TWEEN JUNIOR The Trashy Fashion Show celebrated Earth Day, and participants were encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle discarded items to create fashions made from at least 75 percent recycled materials. Forty-two amateur designers and 25 green-friendly vendors participated. For more on green initiatives in Largo, become a fan of Largo Recycles on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Explore opportunities in Largo to learn more about Florida wildlife, plants and recycling.
Families enjoyed outdoor fun at the Ecofest and Arbor Day celebration at George McGough Nature Park on Saturday. Kids climbed trees, saw screech owls, made birdfeeders, learned about recycling and more at the daylong event tucked in the nature park known best for its aquatic turtles. Ecofest is a "perfect kind of festival for a nature park in a neighborhood. People are into all things green. We are really big about getting kids out into nature," said Largo Recreation Parks and Arts Director, Joan Byrne. Children grabbed garden gloves, dug holes, and planted a butterfly garden. The Pinellas County Council PTA sponsored the colorful garden of Florida-friendly and native plants. "We want to get kids interested in nature and the environment. …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Dylan Neter, 10, and Tyson Plumee, 10, win in the city's Recycling Innovation Contest.
The results are in! This year 21 participants entered their eco innovations in the City of Largo's 3rd Annual Recycled Innovations Contest. Dylan Neter, 10, from Country Day School in Largo won in the Junior category. David converted an old telephone directory into a secret hideaway for valuables. Tyson Plumlee, 10, and his father won in the MacGyver category. The pair teamed up to make an innovative go-cart made from an old jogging stroller, discarded pipes, a bicycle bar and wheels. The online contest celebrated America Recycles Day, gave children and adults alike the opportunity to create something useful out of their trash. All entries were made of at least 75 percent of materials that would have been discarded. Over 1,000 people …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Before throwing things away, think about other ways to use it. If you've got a neat idea submit it to Largo's Recycled Innovations Contest before Oct. 28 and be a Recycling Innovator!
Taking old cans of formula and turning them into pens holders for a dry erase board is practical. It’s also eco-innovative, says Marissa Segundo, recycling coordinator for the city of Largo “A foster mom with a number of children had a lot of formula and was trying to find a use for them,” Segundo said. The formula can pen holders was one of last year’s submissions to Largo’s Recycled Innovations Contest. This year’s contest opened Sept. 1. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 28. Now in its third year the online contest encourages people to think about innovative ways to use items that would be discarded. It’s giving a new use to something that would otherwise end up in the trash. “The impact is to try and divert this stuff from getting …