Durham Hosts E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding & Live Christmas Tree Disposal Event

Durham residents looking for an easy and free way to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), shred confidential documents, and dispose of their live Christmas trees should attend this City of Durham event next month.

The E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding, and Live Christmas Tree Disposal event will be on Saturday, January 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium on the home side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and trees.

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Neighborhood Matching Grants Applications

Have a neighborhood project in mind?

Looking for a way to bring your community together?

If so, apply for a Neighborhood Matching Grant!

The City will award up to $2,500 to successful applicants. Your neighborhood can match that investment with volunteer hours, in-kind donations, or cash.


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Operation No Perched Packages

Holiday Safety Tips

  • To deter forced entry install single or double cylinder deadbolt locks on doors (3-inch wood screws minimum). Lock doors and windows when you leave home, even if it’s just for a few minutes.  Do not leave key in door (s)!
  • Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from the outside.
  • Consider breaking boxes down and transporting to a recycling center instead of setting them at the curb.
  • Conduct a holiday inventory. Take photographs or make videos of items and list descriptions and serial numbers.  Keep photos/video in a secure place for future reference.  If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.  Make sure items like TVs, DVDs, DVD players, stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment and power tools are on the list. 
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Christmas Tree- Decorating Safety Tips

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Here are some safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

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Shopping Tips

- Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
- Dress casually and comfortably.
- Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
- Always carry your Driver License or Identification Card along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use. 

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City Hall on the Go Citizenship and Government

CHOTG Citizenship and Government outdoor class is designed to enlighten students about civic pride, government and inspire them to become active members in their community.  Students are relaxed outside of the normal classroom and encouraged to ask questions of the presenter’s personal and professional experiences and why they became involved in government.


Eddie Davis speaking with approximately 76 students at Eastway Elementary School


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Sandy Ridge Elementary Bull City Play Street


Sandy Ridge Elementary School participated in a Bull City Play Streets as part of their end of the year awards recognition ceremony.  Students and teachers enjoyed bowling, lawn darts, hop scotch and jumping in the bounce house.

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Durham Recognizes Fullsteam Brewery as New Stormwater STAR Business

A local brewery has just received recognition for setting an example of environmental stewardship in the area of water pollution prevention. 

The Stormwater and GIS Services Division within the City of Durham Public Works Department has recognized Fullsteam Brewery for completing a year-long program to become certified as a Stormwater STAR business.

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Schools Acknowledge Fire Prevention Month

As part of Fire Prevention Month Easley and Holt Elementary Schools invited the Durham Fire Department to come out to talk with students about fire safety.  Students enjoyed learning how to get out of fire in the smoke house.  Also students learn the role of a firefighter and the different components of a fire truck.   Fire_Prevention.png

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