In a press release, the Greater Greenville Sanitation District’s Executive Director Steve Cole states, “the total cost of collection and disposal of recyclable items is more than four times the cost of collection and disposal of garbage” — that’s $18 per ton of garbage compared to $65 per ton of recyclables.
The release says the department’s review of “increasing costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of equipment, fuel and personnel” resulted in its decision to end the service.
What does this mean for City of Greenville residents?
ARTalk: Mark Brosseau | Tuesday, Jan. 10 | 6-7 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 101 Abney St., Greenville | Free | Join “Strangely Familiar” exhibiting artist Mark Brosseau for a demonstration on how to use cues from the observed world to make an abstract composition with pencil and paint markers.
Tenor Madness | Tuesday, Jan. 10 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Daniel Recital Hall, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | Free | Furman University’s Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies Matt Olson presents music adapted and arranged by himself and former students, saxophonists Peter Dimery and Matthew Storie.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Trivia Night | Wednesday, Jan. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Social Latitude, 1812 Woodruff Rd., Greenville | Free | Test the useless knowledge you have been carrying around and celebrate your victory with drinks, bites, and games like the Top Golf Sports simulator and digital axe throwing.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Books Over Drinks | Thursday, Jan. 12 | 7:30-9 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S. Main St., Ste. 200A, Greenville | $35 | Spend an evening with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica to discuss her new thriller, “Just the Nicest Couple.”
Get Local! Get Social! | Thursday, Jan. 12 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Stone Pin Company, 304 E. Stone Ave., Greenville | $30-$55 | Meet local business owners and make new friends over snacks, drinks, and bowling.
Hop Reach Launch Party | Thursday, Jan. 12 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Grateful Brew, 501 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville | Free | Celebrate Allagash Brewing’s release of Hop Reach, its first year-round IPA, with swag giveaways and dinner from the Yum Bai food truck.
Friday, Jan. 13
Greenville Remodeling Expo | Friday, Jan. 13-Sunday, Jan. 15 | Hours vary | Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr., Greenville | $4 | Homeowners are invited to meet with remodeling and building experts and to see the latest in innovations and design trends.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Florida Everblades | Friday, Jan. 13 | 7:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $22-$50 | Watch the Swamp Rabbits take on the Florida Everblades and celebrate professional bull riding at PBR night with 12x World Finalist Sean Willingham.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Grab your calendars and a pen for these 11 events:
iMAGINE Upstate Fueled by Fluor | Saturday, April 1 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Greenville | Free entry | Celebrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) at this family-friendly event.
Artisphere presented by TD Bank | Friday, May 12-Sunday, May 14 | Downtown Greenville | Free entry | Peruse works by local and regional artists, listen to live music, and sip and snack your way through this annual arts festival.
Fireworks on the Fourth | Tuesday, July 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Unity Park | Free entry | Grab a seat on Michelin Green and bring a picnic for this fireworks show.
Click below for three more annual events and five weekly events.
Furman University’s Paladin Stadiumwill host the Greenville Triumph and Greenville Liberty’s home matches this season. The Triumph, which played four seasons at Legacy Early College, kicks off their fifth season on Saturday, March25 and The Liberty’s second season commences in early May. Get Triumph season tickets. ⚽
Pasta Project — a fast casual restaurant serving scratch-made pastas and salads — is opening in Five Forks (330 Scuffletown Rd.) in May. The new concept is by Tropical Grill founders Lazaro and Shadid Montoto and Basilico Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine owners Kostas Pallis A and Maria Dialis. 🍝 (Upstate Business Journal)
Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St.) will be temporarily closedMonday, Jan. 16-Friday, Jan. 20 for cabinet renovations. Alchemy Comedy Theater and a mini bar will remain open and accessible through the downstairs entrance. Have questions? Ask Coffee Underground.
The Growler Haus Fountain Inn (101 N. Main St., Fountain Inn) has rebranded to Fountain Inn Taproom. Steve and Stacy Byam, owners of the Fountain Inn location since last July, said in a press release, “We have grown so much; we feel that rebranding… will allow for even more growth.” 🍻 (Upstate Business Journal)
Greenville County Museum of Art’s Sundays at 2 free gallery talk seriesis backSunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Join consultant Jamie Stukenberg for a look at his career photographing the work of noted artists and collections across the country. See the full Sundays at 2 calendar. 📸
2,304. That’s how many mealsSpinx donated to 12 local nonprofitslast year. The donations, from the Spinx Cluk Truk, were part of the company’s 50th anniversary. Recipients included United Ministries, Project Host, Soteria CDC, Safe Harbor, and more. (Greenville Journal)
Helpful app alert. Greenville Federal Credit Union members can download Card Manager to manage their debit and creditcards right from their phones. Think: Lock or unlock cards, submit travel notifications, make payments, and more. Bonus: The app can also help parents manage their teens’ card usage. 💳*
Yesterday we shared the news that Das Döner — a German street food concept — is coming to the Village of West Greenville. The owner shared an update in their plans: The concept will open at Growler Haus (12 Lois Ave.) in a few weeks serving up döner — a thinly-sliced meat sandwich topped with veggies and sauces.
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Editor’s pick: If you’re like me, you have a box (more like multiple boxes) full of empty wine bottles and glass jars that you don’t want to toss into the trash. You may also be running out of room and reasons to save them. Enter: Bricolage Dynamics. Through its recycling service, the local startup collects your glass bi-weekly and turns it into sustainable sand for re-use in the community. 🍾
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