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Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: green government , BlueEarth , Postal Service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST

What's new at the U.S. Postal Service?

Bill Doucette, head of Federal Sector Sales at the U.S. Postal Service, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the agency's programs and services.
April 3, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Bill Doucette , US Postal Service , federal market , GSA schedule , express delivery , priority mail , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 12:34am EDT

GAO: Feds needs to do better job of recycling computers, electronics

Recent GAO testimony highlights the need for more attention to how computers, electronics are recycled once they're too old for agency use.

Tags: technology , management , GAO , John Stephenson , computers , e-waste , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 04:25pm EDT

Frederick Arts Festival looks to cut down on trash

Hundreds of artists and art enthusiasts are expected to fill Carroll Creek Linear Park this weekend, but their trash is not destined for the county landfill.

Tags: Frederick Arts Festival , Carroll Creek Linear Park , trash ,

Saturday - 06/04/2011, 12:36pm EDT

Fairfax County leaders continue to talk trash

A Fairfax County incinerator handles a million tons of garbage a year and produces enough energy to light 80,000 homes. Now the county has to decide whether to buy one of the largest incinerators in the country from the company that owns it.

Tags: trash , covanta , Sharon Bulova , Pat Herrity , Lorton , Economic Development Authority , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 12/24/2010, 01:36am EST

Laurel to track recycling efforts

The City of Laurel has launched a pilot program in the Patuxent Glen neighborhood to track recycling by scanning a bar code on recycling bins.

Tags: Laurel , Patuxent Glen , Michele Blair

Friday - 07/09/2010, 12:22pm EDT

Family changes un-green ways after Oprah TV segment

A New Market family is becoming more environmentally friendly after the producers of "The Oprah Show" captured their un-green ways on video.

Tags: New Market , Angela Weir , Earth Day , Oprah

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 12:10pm EDT

Frederick Co. closer to pay-as-you-throw trash plan

A pilot program would create a volume-based or weight-based system, where customers are charged more for throwing away more trash, and less for recycling more.

Tags: Kai Hagen , trash , trash collection , Maryland General Assembly , Jan Gardner

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 11:49am EDT