Office of Sustainability - City of New Haven PLUS

Open Issues: 93 Closed Issues: 553 Acknowledged Issues: 146

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  • 205 Temple St New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    Just today, I had bought a beverage from the convenience store on Temple Street downtown, and headed on over to the green to eat my lunch out in the beautiful day. When I was finished, I scanned the area on the street for a place to recycle my empty bottle, realizing that recycling wasn't possible.

    My idea is that Public Works should estimate the percentage of trash that is bottles and cans around that area, that can be recycled. If the amount is great enough, perhaps a study for a design for new recycling bins downtown should be produced.

    Please vote on the issue!

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  • recycling: Fail ! Acknowledged
    310 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519 - City Point

    resolution2012. The new trash toters were introduced with attached flyer explaining that the large blue toters are now for recyclables only. The fliers ended up all over the street and many residents (especially in large multi-family buildings) are using both large & small toters for trash. City needs a much more aggressive education program re. proper use of toters--followed by aggressive fining for non-compliance (yet another way to lower our taxes while socking it to those who are trashing our neighborhoods...).

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  • Corner Prospect St And Highland St New Haven, Connecticut - Prospect Hill

    The metal trash receptacle that was destroyed when a car hit the utility poll at this corner has NOT been replaced in spite of many requests and promises that it would be. Many in this neighborhood need this trash bin to collect dog waste and trash which otherwise litters people's lawns, the sidewalks and gardens. Please replace it immediately.

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  • Church And Chapel New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    Rats have taken over the trash can and recycling can on the corner of Church and Chapel, right outside the Starbucks. They are out as early as 8pm at night, running between the two sewers and the trash cans.

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  • Dump Rd New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Cedar Hill

    There is a lack of signage or visible street numbers around the Recycling Center.

    The City website (at lists the address as 260 Middletown Avenue. If you map this address online or using GPS its way off. In reality the Recycling Center is on Dump Road.

    If we want people to recycle we have to make the facilities easy to find.

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  • 92 138 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Downtown

    Many cities are beginning to convert the rooftops of their municipal buildings into "green roofs" to reduce energy use, save money, reduce storm water run-off, improve air quality, provide a tranquil refuge for residents, and much more.

    Milwaukee has begun work on the roof of it's public library:

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  • 54 Meadow St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Hill

    With all the interest in recycling, and the fact that recycling can often make money, why don't the new haven public schools have a comprehensive recycling program? Surely we can find room in the curriculum to teach our children to take care of their world!

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  • 607 East Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    Gloria's Market has been using city trash and recycling for years. This issue has been reported before but has not been resolved. The market put its cans out before the storm, they tipped over and spread garbage and recycling all over the neighborhood. I went out and picked them up as I have no way of contacting the business owner. To add insult to injury the recycling bins were full of garbage as well as recycling. If they were using the dumpster in their alley like they're supposed to this wouldn't have happened.

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  • 34 Middletown Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Quinnipiac

    By my recollection, New Haven hasn't held an electronics recycling day for two years ( I've called the Department of Public Works about this and they always say they don't know when it will be held next. To keep consumer electronics (and the lead and other heavy metals they contain) out of landfills, the city should give people a way to properly dispose of electronics.

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  • 172 Temple St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green

    as an (anonymous) employee of a busy downtown restaurant, i think it is time to call public attention to the lack of recycling our businesses do.
    while i am working, i am forced to ignore my urge to separate recyclable materials and throw every single thing into the trash, despite how detrimental to the environment, nor how valuable to the city recyclables are (it COSTS money to get rid of waste; it MAKES money to recycle).
    i'd like to open this issue to call attention to the businesses that do not recycle, because if we as individuals go to great lengths to recycle in our own homes, then why should we continue to support businesses that do not regardless of why they should?

    also, i believe it is shameful, as well as utterly lazy and shortsighted for the city of new haven to not have a policy in place to reprimand businesses who do not recycle. it is almost 2011 and we can't as a collective of intelligent human beings realize that, for instance, when you recycle aluminum, it does not break down over time and is 100% recyclable? one can equals one can for the rest of eternity?

    despite the negative effect on my livelihood, i call for a boycott on businesses in new haven that do not recycle, until they begin. before you dine somewhere, ask if they recycle. if they do not, tell the manager that is why you refuse to spend your money there, but that you will return when they begin a recycling program.

    need i remind us all that this is the only earth we have???

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  • Cliff Street New Haven, Connecticut - Prospect Hill

    The New Haven Recycling truck is still leaking broken glass along its route. This morning large deposits of glass are all over Everitt Street, St. Ronan, Cliff, and the rest of the Prospect/St. Ronan neighborhood. I had issued a ticket regarding this issue already and Public Works responded that the truck had been fixed. Obviously, this is not the case.

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  • 13 Clark Street New Haven, CT - SOHU

    Don't get me wrong - I love my neighborhood establishments. That's one of the reasons I moved to this location. But, I hadn't anticipated the noise that would follow - not rowdy patrons, but rather garbage bags full of bottles scraping along the pavement at 10PM, midnight, and 2AM (CM's). Trash and recycling pick-ups often occur before 6AM. This week, in fact, two such pick-ups occurred before 5:30AM. One culprit is Rainbow Recycling. I've seen their colorful truck in the Modern parking lot. It would be deeply appreciated if the restaurants/ vendors could adhere to city noise ordinances and respect residents' right to a good night's sleep.

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