Rooftop solar power provides clean, local and independent energy, all while saving money on your electricity bill. Solarize Chapel Hill is a non-profit, grassroots effort that makes it easy both to find out if solar is right for you, and to get solar on more roofs.
By organizing neighbors together for group discounts, vetting solar installers, and helping you maximize the tax incentives, Solarize Chapel Hill makes it simple and affordable to go solar. More than 300 people participated in our recent program in Carrboro, so we know that many in Chapel Hill could become more energy independent and save money by adding solar.
The biggest challenge is getting the word out about how affordable solar power has become. We are currently recruiting volunteer Neighborhood Solar Ambassadors to get the word out in neighborhoods around Chapel Hill.
If you are interested in becoming a Neighborhood Solar Ambassador or just want to learn more, please join us at TRU in Chapel Hill (114 Henderson Street) on July 22 at 7pm for drinks, appetizers, merriment, and the opportunity to learn more about Solarize Chapel Hill. FIRST ROUND AND APPETIZERS ARE ON US! More info at www.solarizeChapelHill.org.
Start using the blue bin on July 1. The county will only pick up curbside recyclables ONLY from the blue bins beginning July 1.
You are welcome to keep your small green Waste Industries bin for your personal use. If you do NOT want to keep the small green bin, put it inside your big blue bin anytime during the month of July and it will be recycled.
We could also stack a few small green bins in the dumpster area in case anyone has a use for them later.
You may have noticed, if you read the postcard from Orange County Solid Waste Management, that you can now add plastics that are not bottles to the stream— yogurt tubs, flower pots, and the like. BUT they must be #2, #4 or #5. If you are not sure, better to put it in the regular trash. Flimsy clear plastic like vegetable containers and food take-out containers are NEVER acceptable. Throw them in the regular trash. Same goes for all styrofoam. Throw it in the regular trash. Anytime you are not sure if something is recyclable, throw it in the regular trash.
You are always welcome to put larger trash items in the first 2 dumpsters. (But corrugated cardboard goes in the 3rd dumpster.
The Accidental Alarm Program, established by an ordinance passed by the Council in October 2013, aims to reduce the number of accidental alarm calls through a system of education, registration, and assessments for repeat accidental alarms.
Beginning May 1, businesses and residents operating an alarm system within the Town of Chapel Hill were required to register their alarm systems. Homes and businesses are required to register within 10 business days of operating new alarm equipment or within 10 business days of May 1 if they already operate an alarm system.
Failure to register your alarm system with the Town before July 1, 2014 will result in a
In order to help residents/business owners to register their alarms and avoid the fine for failing to register, the Chapel Hill Police Department will hold a series of registration events. Residents and business owners may come to these events and register their alarms systems with the assistance of CHPD officers. Officers will also be available to answer any questions that residents may have.
Events will be held at the following dates and locations:
·Chapel Hill Public Library
oFriday, May 30th: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
oWednesday, June 4th: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
oFriday, June 6th: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
oFriday, June 13th: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
·University Mall (Information Desk Area inside Mall)
From Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 4-6, the Chapel Hill Fire Department will conduct live burn fire training along US 15-501 South between Arlen Park Drive and Market Street. The training will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. each day.