Northwood Civic Talks Recycling

A rep­res­ent­at­ive from Re­cycleBank last week offered North­wood Civic As­so­ci­ation mem­bers the chance to sign up for a stick­er that can earn them points for dis­counts, deals and gift cards at loc­al and na­tion­al mer­chants.

Res­id­ents can re­cycle news­pa­pers, magazines, mail, tele­phone books, food boxes and com­puter pa­per; flattened card­board; glass jars and bottles; tin, alu­min­um and steel cans; house­hold plastics; and or­ange juice, milk and ice cream car­tons and juice, soup and wine boxes.

Among the items that can­not be re­cycled are Styro­foam and plastic bags.

Stick­ers are placed on the side of re­cyc­ling buck­ets, and the points are de­term­ined by the weight of re­cycled items by neigh­bor­hoods.

Res­id­ents have the op­tion of donat­ing their points to a pub­lic, private or Cath­ol­ic school.

For more in­form­a­tion, call toll-free 888-769-7960 or vis­it phil­lyre­cyc­ling­ and click “Get Star­ted Now.”

In oth­er news from the Dec. 20 meet­ing:

• Joe Krause presided over his first meet­ing as pres­id­ent. He re­placed Barry How­ell, who was in at­tend­ance.

Krause wel­comed feed­back from mem­bers on 2012 pri­or­it­ies. The group plans to spend the next year look­ing in­to ap­ply­ing for grants and fo­cus­ing on is­sues such as po­lice pres­ence, house rent­als, il­leg­al park­ing and the pos­sible need for street clean­ing, ad­di­tion­al light­ing, trash cans and sur­veil­lance cam­er­as.

• The civic as­so­ci­ation is await­ing feed­back from the city De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions about a house on the 900 block of Foulk­rod St.

The single fam­ily house was dam­aged by fire and has been re­sur­rec­ted, neigh­bors say, as a triplex, which would not be per­mit­ted in the deed-re­stric­ted neigh­bor­hood.

• North­wood Civic As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Tues­day, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., at St. James Luther­an Church, at Castor Av­en­ue and Pratt Street. ••

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