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Appliance store recycling practices

Name: 
Judy Hill

We plan to buy a new energy-saving refrigerator.  What do the various appliance stores, who take your old refrigerator away, do with those old refrigerators?  We want ours not to go into a landfill but be responsibly disposed of.  Can you recommend a certain retailer?

Concord resident

Name: 
Roxanne Zak

I am looking for local dried blue hydrangeas for flower arrangements. Any ideas?

Cat Litter?

Name: 
Sandy

What is the best way to dispose of a dirty cat box? I clean my cat box every day and use the plastic bags from the grocery store to throw it away. I bring my canvas bags to the store so I don't have to use the plastic ones. But at the same time I need them for the cat box.

I now I am reusing but there has to be a better eco-friendly way.

Any suggestions?

Disposal of Household Cleaners?

Name: 
Susan Walker

I am cleaning out someone else's house and I have found a large amount of all kinds of household cleaning products. How do I get rid of them safely? The Minuteman Hazardous Waste Facility web site says that they accept very few of the items. I have 3 bottles of ammonia for instance.

Purchasing power from renewable sources

Name: 
Gilda Gussin

Can we buy our power in Concord from renewable sources?

Medical Waste

Name: 
Judy Hill

What is the best way to dispose of leftover and outdated prescription drugs in our area?

Organic Pest Control

Name: 
L. Sweeney

Does anyone know of a local provider of organic pest (ants) control?

Winter-proofing

Name: 
Maribeth

Hi,
My house needs to be winter-proofed and I don't want to do the work myself. Do you know of someone who does that kind of work?
Thanks.

Solar Roof Shingles

Name: 
Connie

Do you have any information or experience with solar roof shingles, cost, installation, service issues, sale of current back to utility company, etc.

Papertowels

Name: 
Natalie Bartlett

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being worst and 10 being best how harmful is it to use paper towels? Is it up there with using a dryer or other appliances?

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