Friday, April 11, 2014

Trashformations 2014 Application - Call For Entries

*Note - Click HERE to download Trashformation application OR click on image to enlarge and print

Super Recycling Event 2014

321 Bridge Street   (Adjacent to the police station)

Call Andy at BARC with questions 231-884-3417  or

The following items accepted to be recycled or reused:

Basic Recycling:
#1-#7 plastics, paper, cardboard, metal, containers, glass, scrap metal,  styrofoam, black garden plastics, plastic films & sheeting, marine shrink wrap (1 cubic yard per customer).

Universal Waste:
Fire extinguishers, batteries (all types:  More than 5 lbs Alkaline Batteries may be charged at $1 per lb), all electronic waste, computers, televisions (limit 1 TV per household), components, all electronics (anything that uses a battery or has a chord), cell phones, auto batteries, appliances.

Porcelain Toilets and Sinks…take off all hardware. (We will not accept otherwise)  Other rubble such as Bricks and Concrete can be taken for free any time to Elmer’s in Traverse City.

Building Materials with Odom’s Reuse:
Yes:  Assuming no damage, clean, reusable as is :   
cabinets, solid or hollow doors, panel doors (no flaking paint), windows less
than 15 years old, cool old architectural pieces like columns, Victorian fretwork
(exterior decoration), commercial sinks, claw foot tubs, steel or acrylic tubs intact, molded shower stalls, stained glass or leaded windows, French Doors almost any condition (pair of doors ea. w/ 12 or more glass divisions per door), acrylic laundry sinks (no concrete ones), bagged insulation (dry), other valuable clean reusable building materials (call for consult) .  If you have a question please contact Odom RE-USE at 276-6330.

No:   Materials  needing repairs, flaking paint on wood materials, windows older than 15 years, fogged or single pane windows, bathroom sinks unless unusual color (like purple or red ), cast iron regular shape tubs, nailed lumber or trim, wood shorter than 6' long, household stuff, upholstered furniture, Goodwill type stuff, window coverings, ceiling fans,  toilets unless extra tall (17" high bowl)   WOOD WITH NAILS .

At a Cost:
Mattresses at $15 charge per mattress
Latex Paint - $2.50 per gallon can or $12.50 for 5 gallon can full
Florescent Light bulbs $1 for CFL and $3 for 4ft, $5 for longer.

1.         Over the counter drugs and prescriptions collected inside police department lobby
2.         Bring your old glasses and deposit at the front.  Donations accepted by Green ER Crew!!

3.         We reserve the right to reject any materials brought to the site that does not meet our standards. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Green Elk Rapids Fundraiser

Green Elk Rapids Days Reception-Fundraiser

April 13, Sunday 3-5 pm., at Blue Heron Gallery, 131 Ames Street, Elk Rapids.

Please join us to celebrate Earth Day, preview Green Elk Rapids 2014 activities, and learn about efforts to make our village more “green”.

Enjoy local beverages, local hors d’oeuvres, local talent.

Suggested donation-- $10 per person at the door.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Green Elk Rapids Days 2014

Green Elk Rapids Days 2014
The community is cordially invited to participate

April 13, Sunday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  GreenER reception/fundraiser.  Celebrate Earth Day and learn about GreenER activities for 2014.  Blue Heron Gallery,
131 Ames Street, Elk Rapids.  Suggested donation at the door is $10 per person.

April/May. Trashformations workshops.  Times and dates TBA.  Project ideas and assistance from award winning Trashformations participants.

May 10, Saturday.  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Super Recycling Day.  Accepted items to be posted.  Village recycling lot at 321 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids.

May 10-May 19:  All day.  Trashformations exhibition.  Creations made from recycled materials will be on display in yards and storefronts throughout the village of Elk Rapids.

May 13, Tuesday, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.  GreenER Reads will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s book Flight Behavior. Discussion led by Terri Reisig, ERHS literature teacher & NMC instructor.  Happy Hour, Siren Hall. 151 River Street. Elk Rapids.

May 16, Friday.  3 p.m. & 7 p.m.  Chasing Ice documentary film.  Introductory comments by Dave Barrons, meteorologist and weatherman (ret.)  
Elk Rapids Cinema, 205 River Street, Elk Rapids.  Free admission.

May 17, Saturday.  7:00 p.m.-all day.  Curbside trash pickup in village.

May 17, Saturday.  10:30 am.  Story hour.  Erin Anderson’s book Look About You, presented by actor and magician Ben Whiting.  For children of all ages. 
Elk Rapids Historical Museum, 301 Traverse Street, Elk Rapids.

May 19, Monday.  6:00 p.m.  Special Village Council program. Henry Pollack, emeritus professor of geophysics, Univ. of Michigan and member of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, presenting Ice, Water and Climate.
HERTHA building.  401 River Street, Elk Rapids. 
__________________________________________________________________________________________              ~~~              231-264-0618 for details

Thursday, January 9, 2014

GreenER Committee Meeting

The next GreenER committee meeting is on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m., at Elk Rapids District Library.
Agenda items include decisions and details on GreenER 2014 schedule.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trashformations 2013

Thank you to everyone who participated in Trashformations 2013! You can view pictures of all Trashformations here.