City plans events as curbside recycling nears

City plans events as curbside recycling nears Curbside recycling is just around the corner. Vermillion will start its curbside recycling program September 2009.  Each single-family household or housing unit with less than five units will receive a bin or bins provided free of charge by the city.  These will be distributed at the Bin Thinkin' event or it can be picked up at City Hall starting Aug. 21.  Materials that can be recycled in Vermillion as a part of the curbside recycling program include: Plastics #1 and #2, aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, cardboard, office paper, junk mail, magazines, and newspaper. Multiple education events will be held this summer leading up to the implementation of Vermillion's Curbside Recycling Program. Additional education materials will be posted online, handed out at events, and be mailed to qualifying residents.  Recycling Events Curb Check, will be a 10 to 15 minute meeting at a block near you!  Curb Check is a chance for you to ask questions about Vermillion's Curbside Recycling, and recycling in Vermillion.  Curb Check will take place on the intersections of: • Clark Street and Prentis Street, Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. • Clark Street and Willow Street, Tuesday, July 14 at 7:15 p.m. • Clark Street and Prospect Street, Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. • Clark Street and Walnut Street, Tuesday, July 14 at 7:45 p.m. • Cherry Street and Elm Street, Tuesday, July 21 7 p.m. • Duke Street and Cottage Street, Tuesday, July 21 at 7:15 p.m. • Constance Street and James Street, Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. • Catalina and Valley View, Tuesday, July 21 at 7:45 p.m. • Augusta Dr. and Oakmont Dr., Tuesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Recycling Detective! Become a recycling detective! Together, we will read Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg and explore how we can find recyclables everyday! This program will be held at the Vermillion Public Library on July 23 at 1:30 p.m. and is geared toward preschool and elementary students. Pick up your bin at Bin Thinkin'. This short program will include what can be recycled, how items will be sorted, and the importance of recycling. Bin Thinkin' will be held in August. To receive a bin, you must be a resident in a single family household, or live in a housing unit with up to five units. Bring a proof of residence that includes the address of the household in which you reside – such as a driver's license, Government Issued Identification, lease, or a city utility bill.  More information about location and time of this event will be forthcoming. Twice is Nice!  Turn your creative side green – make recyclables into useable products. These products can be home furnishings, kitchenware, toys, clothing, or just about anything useable that can be imagined!  Only items that can be recycled in your curbside bin may be used (Plastics #1 and #2, aluminum cans, cardboard, office paper, and newspaper).  Age categories: 6 and Under, 7-13, 14-18, 19-65, and 65 and up!  Submit your masterpiece by Aug. 3 to City Hall.  Winners will be announced at the Sesquicentennial Community BBQ in Prentis Park at 6 p.m.  For more information, check the city of Vermillion's Web site at at www.cityofvermillion.com.

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