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Pedal People News Spring 2016

(originally sent June 16, 2016)

PEDAL PEOPLE NEWS SPRING 2016

Greetings from the Pedal People Press:
... a simple, informative newsletter to support our collective path
to
sustainability...

Contents:

* ReCenter Swap Shop Open for the Season
* Reduce Reuse Recycle Guide 2016
* Now Hiring
* Recycling Reminders
* Short Stories from the Pedalistas
* Pedal People Yard Care


** RECENTER SWAP SHOP OPEN FOR THE SEASON **

The ReCenter Swap Shop has opened for its second season!  The ReCenter
is a zero-waste/zero-cost swap shop at the Glendale Road Transfer
Station where you can donate useful household items in good repair,
and pick some up for free.  For details visit the Reuse tab on this
page:

http://www.northamptonma.gov/751/Recycling-Solid-Waste

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/NorthamptonReUse


** REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE GUIDE 2016 **

The 2016 Reduce Reuse Recycle Guide was published in the Hampshire
Gazette on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Hard copies are available from
the DPW office and an online version is available via this link:

https://view.publitas.com/p222-4389/reduce-reuse-recycle/page/1


** NOW HIRING **

Interested in hauling trash, or human-powered yard care?  Want to be
part
of a cooperatively owned business?  Go to:

https://www.pedalpeople.coop/index.php?page=50.  

Women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Work
is part-time, with a one-year minimum commitment.


** RECYCLING REMINDERS **

So much packaging, where does it go? Is it recycling? Is it trash? In
this section we strive to provide on-going education to navigate the
maze of recyclable items.

For this month, the recycling reminder is: Cardboard milk cartons and
almond milk/rice milk/soup cartons go in containers recycling. This is
because they are actually made from several layers of different
materials, not just paper.

For a complete list, see this helpful flyer from the Springfield
Materials Recycling Facility where all our recycling ultimately goes:

http://springfieldmrf.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/inside-brochure-small-1-22-15-MRF.pdf

Feel free to call, email, and now text, with any recycling
questions... we are more than happy to help you.


** SHORT STORIES FROM THE PEDALISTAS **

Welcome Annie, who joined our collective on February 18th.  On her
first day of work, 35 degrees and pouring rain all day, Annie received
a tip from a guy at the dump who said "I don't know what you're doing
or why you're doing it, but here, take this" and he gave her a $5
bill.

And from Ruthy: I was pedaling a fully loaded and heavy-feeling
trailer up the South Main St hill, and there was a group of high
schoolers walking up the sidewalk next to me.  One guy said, "I want
to do that sometime," and I said, "How about now?" and he
enthusiastically pedaled my bike and full trailer up the hill while
his friends cheered him on. (Thanks JT!)


** PEDAL PEOPLE YARD CARE **

Our Pedal People Yard and Garden Care services are off and running
this spring!  We offer quiet, clean, human-powered mowing, weeding,
digging, planting, spring cleanups, and general maintenance.  We also
offer raking and leaf hauling services and compost bin construction. 
Call or email us today for more information!  (413) 586-8591 exten. 1
or yardcare@pedalpeople.coop

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