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  A Sorted Affair

VALCORE Recycling's bi-weekly recycling and environmental column has been published in the Vallejo Times-Herald since 1992.

Topics range from traditional recycling to avoiding waste, cleaning green, alternatives to hazardous waste and composting.

Columns - 2014
  Oct 25 Textile Recycling
  Sept 14 Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 09, 2014
  Aug 31 Wilderness50
  Jul 13 Street Lights, Reflective Pavement, Glow-in-the-dark Reindeer
  Jun 15 Thailand Packaging, a Paper Wine Bottle
  Jun 01 Farms in Vallejo? Farm Tour June 8th
  May 11 Garden Tour and Textile Recycling
  Apr 27 The Trek to Nepal with Many Gadgets and a Portable Turbine
  Apr 13 Celebrate Earth Day in Vallejo, April 19
  Mar 30 Mattresses and Shingles Recycling
  Mar 16 Youth Ag Day & Earth Day Art Contest
  Mar 02 Year-round Medication Disposal
  Feb 09 Repurposed Building Materials and
  Jan 19 Dealing with the Drought
  Jan 05 All the "R's" for Your New Year's Resolutions

  Columns - 2013

  Dec 22 Last Minute Shopping, TreeCycle, Handling Holiday Waste
  Dec 08 Brussels sprouts power Christmas tree lights
  Nov 24 Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day
  Nov 10 America Recycles Day, Planning a Green Holiday
  Oct 27 Green Halloween
  Oct 13 Sharing your Dinner with your Neighbors, Compost Crops
  Sep 29 Portable Energy
  Sep 15 Coastal Cleanup is September 21, 2013
  Sep 01 and 2013 Solano County Recycle Guide
  Aug 18 Ready for a Green School Year?
  Jul 21 Unicycle and Loma Vista Farm
  Jul 07 Compost finds, bamboo car, a wooden battery
  Jun 23 Hypermiling: Greening your summer vacation
  Jun 09 Creative Reuse
  May 26 Green Vacations
  May 05 Spring cleaning with only 3 ingredients
  Apr 21 Cool pavement and green grocery shopping
  Mar 31 Exercising in the garden & FOOD RESCUE
  Mar 17 Can you switch off your lights for one hour? + Earth Day Preview
  Mar 03 Zero Waste Conference and Dissolving Packaging
  Feb 17 Trash Talk for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
  Feb 03

Greening Your Office

  Jan 20

Move Over Starbucks

  Jan 06

Weird Eco Stories from 2012

  Columns - 2012

  Dec 23 Treecycle and handling of Holiday waste
  Dec 09 A Sharing and a Green Holiday
  Nov 25 A Sharing and a Green Holiday
  Nov 11

America Recycles Day & Making Clothes last Longer

  Oct 28

Benicia Green Tech Expo, Recycling Paint and Coat for Kids

  Oct 07

Recycling Rewards and Water Rebates

  Sep 23

Leaves, BBQs Tires and Drug Recycling

  Sep 02

Coast Cleanup is Saturday Sept 15

  Aug 19

20 years of A Sorted Affair

  Aug 05

Cardboard Bicycle & New Local Recycling Web Sites

  July 22 Are the Summer Olympics Green?
  July 08 New Uses for Waste Paper
  Jun 24 Is Vallejo a Walk to the Park City?
  Jun 10 Sunscreen - The Good News and the Bad News
  May 27 Green Weddings
  May 13 School's out for the Summer
  Apr 29 Mandatory Commercial Recycling
  Apr 15 Odds and Ends and Earth Day Events
  Apr 01 Water-Wise and Composting Classes & DRUG RECYCLING
  Mar 18 Earth Hour and Earth Day Art Contest
  Mar 04 Living Small
  Feb 19 Who is throwing away perfectly good food?
  Jan 29 Recycling books, new gadgets
  Jan 15 Energy Upgrade California & WRAP winners
  Jan 01 Reviewing 2011

 Columns - 2011

  Dec 18 Last Minute Green Gifts & Treecycle
  Dec 04 Green Powered Electronics & Christmas Trees
  Nov 20 Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day
  Nov 06 Recycling childrens' coat and American Recycles Day
  Oct 23 Safely disposing medicines and chemicals
  Oct 09 Celebrating the all-electric car. Plug in America Day, October 16
  Sep 25 Vallejo Rewards Recycling
  Sep 11 Coastal Cleanup, September 17, 2011
  Aug 28 Carpet Recycling and Habitat's Restore
  Aug 14 Green AC & Going Back to School Green
  Jul 31 A Year of Daily Green Action
  Jul 17 Saving Water and Water Rebates
  Jul 03 Road Trips from the Comfort of your Home
  Jun 19 Bag It, The Movie
  Jun 05 Hypermiling: Greening your summer traveling
  May 22 Repurposing Materials
  May 08 Green CA EXPO - Building Sustainably for the Future
  Apr 24 Spring Water-Wise and Composting Classes PLUS DRUG RECYCLING
  Apr 10 Is Bioware Really Compostable?
  Mar 27 Spare the Air Mower Exchange
  Mar 13 You Can Compost What?
  Feb 27 Opt-out Phone Book, Repurposed Coffee Grounds
  Feb 13 SFO has water-refilling stations
  Jan 30 Tubeless toilet paper, CNPS, Packing Peanuts & Clothes Recycling
  Jan 16 Cans and Boxes
  Jan 02 Cheaponomics

  Columns - 2010

Dec 19 Unwrapping, Recycling & Treecycle
Dec 05 Green Christmas, BYOP and WRAP winners
Nov 21 Buy Nothing Day November 26
Nov 07 America Recycles Day and Campaign Signs
Oct 24 Toothpaste, Halloween and Plant Exchange
Oct 10 Recycle smoke alarm batteries, appliance rebates and plant sale
Sep 26 Saving the Planet and Fall Garden Workshop
Sep 12 Coastal Cleanup, Sep 25
Aug 29 Back to School Green Fundraising
Aug 15 Free Bilge Pads
Aug 01 Water Rebates
Jul 18 Alternative Paper Towels & Go Green Fitness
Jul 04 Green Road Trip & New Wind Machines
Jun 13 Super Tiny Plants
May 30 Gulf Oil and Solar Treated Water
May 16 Working the land and gardens everywhere
May 02 Sharps Recycling, Unused Medications, WRAP
Apr 18 Earth Day Celebrations in Solano County
Apr 04 Local students becoming green
Mar 21 Free Water-Wise Gardening Classes in Vallejo and Benicia
Mar 07 The Power of Oil and Local Green Events
Feb 21 The Olympics Get a Bronze Medal for Going Green
Feb 07 Living Like Ed - Book Review
Jan 24 Salvaged Building Materials Find a New Life
Jan 10 New Charging Gadgets & E-waste Recycling News

  Columns - 2009

  Columns - 2008

  Columns - 2007

  Columns - 2006

  Columns - 2005

  Columns - 2004

  Columns - 2003

  Classic Columns  Top

Nov 15, 2009 CFL Exchange
Nov 01, 2009 How to Recycle a Café
Oct 05, 2008 Junk Mail Catalogs - Wrap ups

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