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  • Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics... what to do?

  • Big Idea #9 - Improve Trails & Park Paths

  • Big Idea #8 - Connect the Trail System

  • Big Idea #7 - Make Greensboro Accessible

  • Big Idea #6 - Create Community Hearts

  • Big Idea #5 - Create Transformative Programs

  • Big Idea #4 - Strengthen Partnerships

  • Big Idea #3 - Bring Nature to Our Backyards

  • Big Idea #2 - Create a Strong Brand

  • Big Idea #1 - Bring up the Basics

  • Kingfisher Trail

  • Peeler Community Park

  • Glenwood Recreation Center Improvements

  • Gateway Gardens Visitor Center

  • A&Y Greenway

  • Downtown Greenway

  • Henry Street Park

  • Hester Park Phase II

  • Barber Park Phase II

  • North Buffalo Creek Greenway

  • Brightwood Park

  • Sussman Park

  • Steelman Park

  • Griffin Community Park

  • Heath Park Master Plan

  • Battleground Parks District Master Plan

  • Keeley Park Master Plan

  • Plates

  • Photo Paper

  • Plastic Free July

  • Takeout Waste. Reduce & Reuse.

  • 6 Pack Rings

  • What is our Comprehensive Plan, Connections 2025?

  • Tell me about the Fresh Food Access Plan.

  • Which neighborhoods have neighborhood plans?

  • Tell me about the Aycock Neighborhood Strategic Plan.

  • Tell me about the strategic plan for East Greensboro.

  • Tell me about the Cedar Street/Bellemeade Area Plan.

  • Tell me about the Central Gateway Corridor Plan.

  • Tell me about the College Hill Neighborhood Plan.

  • Tell me about the Downtown Area Consolidated Plan?

  • Tell me about the East Greensboro Study Committee Report

  • Tell me about the Friendly Avenue Area Plan.

  • Tell me about the Glenwood Neighborhood Plan

  • Tell me about the Heath Community Strategic Plan.

  • Tell me about the Jonesboro/Scott Part Neighborhood Plan.

  • Tell me about the Lawndale Drive Corridor Plan

  • Tell me about the Lindley Park Neighborhood Plan.

  • Tell me about the Randleman Road Phase I Corridor Plan.

  • Tell me about the Western Area Plan.

  • What areas have active Redevelopment Plans?

  • Tell me about the Arlington Park Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the Eastside Park Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the Heritage House Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the Ole Asheboro Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the Phillips Lombardy Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the South Elm Street Redevelopment Plan.

  • Tell me about the Willow Oaks Redevelopment Plan

  • What plans are considered the Inactive Redevelopment Plans?

  • We Sweat the Small Stuff

  • Spoons, Forks, Knives, Sporks, and Straws... what to do?

  • How Plastics Create Jobs

  • What does recycled glass get made into?

  • Food Waste, Compost, & Mulch

  • K-Cups?

  • WHY does recycling only get picked up every other week?

  • Insecticides & Herbicides

  • Recycling comes from more than just your kitchen...

  • Pots, Pans, and Scrap Metal

  • Medication Bottles?

  • Aluminum Foil & Containers

  • How to dispose of Hangers?

  • What to do with old nail polish...

  • How is the Human Resources Department organized?

  • What are the Benefits division's key responsibilities? Where do I learn more about the City’s benefits?

  • I am a retiree. Where do I find information about retiree benefits?

  • What does the City’s Medical Services unit do? Who is eligible use the City’s Medical Services?

  • What role does the Employee Health & Safety division play at the City?

  • What role does Human Resources play in the development and training of City employees?

  • Who is responsible for hiring at the City of Greensboro?

  • What is the City of Greensboro’s Total Compensation program?

  • What is Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)?

  • On or Off: Plastic Bottle Caps

  • Needles & Other Sharps

  • Recycling Away from Home

  • Wasteless Holiday Gathering Tips

  • Gift Giving Tips

  • Shipping and Handling...

  • Thanksgiving Recycling Tips

  • Is the City really recycling what I put in the brown bin?

  • What are tanglers?

  • Pizza Boxes

  • Halloween Recycling Tips

  • Light Bulbs

  • Dishes

  • Batteries

  • Does the Recycling Symbol on the Bottom with a number mean that something is Recyclable?

  • Paper: Books? Bundle It? Shredded?

  • Plastic Bags, Film, and Wrap

  • How Clean Does Recycling Need to be?

  • What materials does the Transfer Station accept?

  • What is the cost to bring solid waste, bulk trash and construction debris to the transfer station for disposal?

  • What form of payment does the Transfer Station accept?

  • What are the Transfer Station hours?

  • Do you give tours of the Transfer Station?

  • What materials does the White Street Landfill accept?

  • What is the cost to bring construction debris and yard waste to the landfill for disposal?

  • What form of payment does the White Street Landfill accept?

  • How do I prepare my yard waste and C&D for disposal?

  • Do you give tours of the White Street Landfill?

  • What are the White Street Landfill hours?

  • What types of items can I bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center?

  • What items are not allowed at the HHW?

  • What are some less toxic alternatives to chemical cleaners?

  • When may I have a memorial / marker / monument installed?

  • How much do vaults cost?

  • Can two people be buried in the same grave?

  • Do you offer 'green' burials?

  • If I own property in one of the municipal cemeteries and I want to give or sell that property to someone, how do I transfer ownership?

  • When I make a purchase, do I have to pay in full or do you offer installment billing?

  • What type of payments do you accept?

  • What are the costs of graves and services in the municipal cemeteries?

  • How do I purchase property in one of the municipal cemeteries?

  • What does the City do when winter weather begins?

  • What happens when winter weather is forecast?

  • How do you determine which streets are cleared first?

  • When will the roads be cleared?

  • How much salt does the City have?

  • What type of training do the snow crews have?

  • How is the equipment maintained?

  • Where does the money come from for dealing with winter weather?

  • What about the snow pile the City trucks leave at the end of my driveway?

  • Who do I call if my mailbox was damaged by a city truck?

  • Why is recycling and bulk collection every other week instead of weekly?

  • How do I know which day and week my house is serviced?

  • What other services are offered?

  • What is bulk trash?

  • How do I know which day and week my house is serviced?

  • What other services are offered?

  • What is bulk trash?

  • Education Programs We Offer

  • Field Trip Tours

  • Recycling Education in Schools

  • Landfill and Transfer Station Tours

  • Home School Groups, Families, and Individuals

  • Why is recycling and bulk collection every other week instead of weekly?

  • How do I know which day and week my house is serviced?

  • What other services are offered?

  • What is bulk trash?

  • Education Programs We Offer

  • Field Trip Tours

  • Recycling Education in Schools

  • Landfill and Transfer Station Tours

  • Home School Groups, Families, and Individuals

  • Site Addresses

  • How can I find out if my street is on a snow route?

  • How can I get a copy of the City's adopted budget?

  • Is there a special form I have to use to make a public record request?

  • What is a public record?

  • What does PIRT stand for?

  • What is listed on the City of Greensboro's Public Records Requests Web page?

  • What is the City of Greensboro's public records policy?

  • How do I submit a public record request?

  • Who handles public records requests?

  • How is a public record request processed?

  • How long will it take to get an answer to my public record request?

  • How much does it cost to make a public record request?

  • Are there exemptions to the North Carolina Public Records Law?

  • How can I get a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate or marriage certificate?

  • How can I get a copy of my divorce record?

  • How do I request a copy of a police report?

  • How do I request a criminal background check?

  • How can I get a copy of a Greensboro police incident or vehicle accident report?

  • I don't live in Greensboro. Can I start Operation Bed Roll in my hometown?

  • What do I do when I finish my bed roll?

  • Where can I get a copy of a criminal search warrant?

  • How can I get information about the environmental background of a property or if any hazardous materials are located in a certain area?

  • How long does it take to make one bed roll?

  • How can I find the location of a well or underground/above ground storage tank on my property?

  • What if I cannot crochet, but still want to help?

  • How can I get a copy of a City Audit report?

  • See examples by clicking on each type

  • Where can I find Q sized (16mm) crochet hooks?

  • * Autonomous Boards

  • Can kids participate?

  • CSC Mission & Bylaws

  • How can I get a copy of a City Council meeting agenda or minutes?

  • * Quasi-Judicial Boards

  • CSC Member Contact Information

  • Do you teach beginners how to crochet at workshops?

  • How do boards and commissions serve the City?

  • Where can I find information about a privilege license or business permit?

  • * Administrative Boards

  • Sustainability Action Plan & Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • What is the City of Greensboro's current tax rate?

  • What should I do if I cannot attend a workshop?

  • Who may serve on a board or commission?

  • * Legislative Boards

  • Are you collecting plastic bags?

  • CDP Cities

  • How do I calculate my City of Greensboro annual tax bill?

  • I want to serve. What do I do now?

  • Mayor's National Climate Action Agenda

  • * Policy-Making & Advisory Boards

  • How do my City of Greensboro taxes and user fees compare to other North Carolina cities?

  • Solar Energy

  • What happens next?

  • Where should I get bags?

  • Backyard Composting

  • Can you Recycle Yard Signs?

  • Community Tennis Projects

  • Facts on Foam: #6 Polystyrene

  • How to pack a waste free lunch

  • No Straw November

  • Smith Community Park

  • So may egg cartons... which ones to recycle?

  • VHS, DVD, CD, and Cassette Tapes, oh my!

  • What can I do with excess recycling?