Parma Heights To Hold Sustainable Garden Seminar

The City is planning its second Sustainable Gardening Seminar of the spring season at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Council Chambers at Parma Heights City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road.

“Our community cares about the environment and has shown this through increasing participation in all our Special Waste Collection events. Because of high resident interest, we are pleased to offer this seminar which will explain how to improve our food supply and reduce the creation of waste,” said Mayor Michael P. Byrne.

The event will cover designing yards and gardens for sustainability and for the creation of healthy, thriving places for families, pets and wildlife to grow. Green gardening lowers food costs, reduces environmental impact, and makes meals healthier and more exciting. Using smart garden management choices can actually change the amount of organic matter, structure and depth of garden soil and its water and nutrient holding capacity. Sustainable strategies also limit the need to use garden chemicals thereby eliminating the need to purchase, handle, and store them.

In addition to the seminar, the City has a planned series of Special Waste Collection events planned for the spring. The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be Saturday, May 13.  On that day, Habitat for Humanity representatives will also be on hand, and will have a truck on-site. Other Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates are Saturdays, July 8 and November 25. These events allow residents the opportunity to drop off their unwanted household oil-based paints and products, pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals. Latex paint is not accepted, as it is biodegradable.

A Recycle Your Computer event will take place Saturday, August 26, while Community Shred Events are planned for Saturdays July 22 and November 4. This allows residents to recycle unwanted computer equipment, including CPU’s, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software and ink printer cartridges. Cell phones and accessories will also be accepted. Televisions will not be accepted.

Meanwhile, a Scrap Tire Collection will take place on Saturdays September 9 and 23.

All 2017 Special Waste Collection Events are held at the Parma Heights Service Garage, 6184 Pearl Road, between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon. Proof of residency is required, and the events are designed for residential use only.

Information on the complete, year-round schedule of 2017 Special Waste Collection Events is posted on the city website under the “Service Department” tab –

Rick Haase

Rick Haase handles Public Relations and Special Projects in the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 2:42 PM, 05.02.2017