Durham Tire Recycling Drive

Durham Recycles Tires –Free Tire Disposal for Non-Commercial Durham City and County Residents

We are encouraging residents to properly dispose of old tires and other items that may hold standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the diseases they may carry. The Durham Tire Recycling Drive will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the City of Durham Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (2115 E. Club Blvd.)

The Tire Recycling Drive is a City-County Collaborative effort that includes Keep Durham BeautifulThe City of Durham Solid Waste Management DepartmentCity of Durham Neighborhood Improvement ServicesCity of Durham General Services Department, the Durham County General Services Department and the Durham County Department of Public Health. Residents will be able to drop off  tires (including tires with rims) for free during the event.

To learn more about mosquito diseases including Zika Virus and ways you can prevent mosquito breeding, visit the Durham County Department of Public Health’s website or check out our blog post about ways you can help fight the zika virus in your community.

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I Love Durham Limpio

We are bringing I Love Durham Limpio back! We are teaming up with Durham community partners to do an extensive litter cleanup with ALL members of the community. The purpose of this volunteer opportunity is for Durham community members to join forces by giving back to their community while learning about the environment and the resources Durham offers. We’d love for you to join us on April 29th from 9am-1pm! Don’t forget to bring your old shower heads to be traded in for NEW water efficient ones. Please visit the I Love Durham Limpio event page to view more information.

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Community Appearance and Litter Index

The Community Appearance and Litter Index is a quantitative assessment used across the nation to gauge roadside litter levels. Volunteers from the community receive training and then drive set routes in Durham to conduct a visual inspection of litter levels and help identify future clean-up sites. Sign up with your friends and help us make Durham a cleaner community! Breakfast and lunch are available for all volunteers. More information is available on the event page.

Lick Creek Cleanup

We will meet at the parking area for a waterfowl sub-impoundment at the Highway 98 crossing of Lick Creek. We will provide trash bags and gloves, but volunteers need to bring boots that can get wet and any snacks and water. Please register on facebook or by email Francis.E.Ferrell@usace.army.mil

City and County Employee Clean-Up (open to public!)

Help clean up the trash along Camden Ave and Ellerbe Creek (City and County Employees as well as the the Community Ages 18+ are encouraged to participate)

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Lunch and Learn- Land Conservation and Source Water Protection

Bring your lunch and learn how the City of Durham’s Department of Water Management is collaborating with Triangle Land Conservancy to protect the land that protects our City’s source water and help us to continue to provide safe, high-quality drinking water to our residents. After lunch, get outside and join the watershed protection efforts by participating in a cleanup around one of our drinking water sources, Little River Reservoir. To register for the Little River Cleanup, please up here

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Mountains-to-Sea Trail Cleanup

Help clean up the trash along the MST and the Eno River on this popular section of trail. Ages 10+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pearl Mill Preserve Cleanup

Volunteer alongside Watts Montessori Elementary students, parents, and teachers as they clean up the Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, owned by the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Classes from Watts frequent the preserve on field trips and we want to keep this natural classroom clean! Meet where Dacian Ave meets the South Ellerbe Creek Trail.

Durham Hub Farm Revitalization- Day of Service

Come out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday on the farm and meet others in our community! We’ll have snacks, water, gloves and tools; just bring a refillable water bottle, comfortable clothes with long sleeves that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, and be ready to work!

What:  We will be learning about sustainable farming practices and we will be revitalizing the farm’s forest and nature trail by cleaning up old debris on the property such as barbed wire, fencing, and litter.

Who: Due to the nature of this work we recommend volunteers be 15 years of age and above. Anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.

RSVP by emailing: Monica@keepdurhambeautiful.org 

Space is limited.

Litter Cleanup with Durty Bull Brewing Company

Join Durty Bull Brewing Co. and KDB for a litter cleanup and help make Durham beautiful!



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