Environmental

Recycling Program

The three R's of recycling are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  The City of Concord encourages citizens to recycle as much as possible.  The City will be enhancing its recycling program beginning July 5, 2011.  A larger variety of items will be collected for recycling.  This will help keep a larger volume of waste from entering landfills, thereby extending the life of landfills and reusing material that would otherwise be regarded as trash.  To learn more about the City's recycling program and other solid waste collection services, please visit the City's recycling program page.

 

Water Conservation

Communities need good water supplies.  Concord has excellent water resources; but from time to time, certain weather conditions may require citizens to practice water conservation.  This is especially true in the summer months when water tends to evaporate quickly on warm, sunny days.  There's much that Concord residents and businesses can do to conserve water.  Visit our Water Conservation Tips page to learn more.  It's also important for folks to keep up with weather reports concerning possible drought conditions, and check the City's website and other periodicals for announcements pertaining to water conservation measures.

 

Green Power

 

NC GreenPower is an independent, nonprofit program working to provide more green power from renewable energy sources to North Carolina. Green power is a cleaner energy alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Using renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and organic matter is the best way to protect the environment now and ensure adequate energy supply for the future.  Visit our NC GreenPower web page to learn how you can help North Carolina convert to green power.

 

GreenScape Program

Greenscaping is an easy way to a greener, healthier yard.  Taking care of our lawns and gardens properly can save money, time, and help the environment.  Greenscaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources.  Read this brochure to learn how to build and maintain healthy soil, plant right for your site, practice smart watering, manage pests, and practice natural lawn care.

 

Stormwater

The City of Concord's stormwater system is designed to channel rainwater into creeks and other natural drainage systems.  Its important to help protect what drains into the stormwater system.  Never dump anything into a storm drain.  Remember, we want to keep it clean.  "Only Rain Should Drain".  You can also help the stormwater system by keeping drains free from debris and trash.  Visit our Stormwater Systems web page to learn more about the program and about volunteer opportunities.