Friday, March 10, 2017

Local Briefing: Hill Prince Opening, a DCCK Benefit, & DPW Doesn't Want Your Plastic Bags


The Washington City Paper has the scoop on Hill Prince, the new bar opening to the public tonight at 1337 H St. Stop by after 5 p.m.

CORE Architecture + Design, which designed local distillery Cotton & Reed's (1330 Fifth St.) space will stage a twelve hour tap takeover April 1 (12 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.). During this time you can sip refreshing Cotton & Reed cocktails, and even take a distillery design tour from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The best part is that 10% of the price of each cocktail sold during the event will go to worthy cause D.C. Central Kitchen.

Public Service Announcement: Stop putting plastic bags into your D.C. recycling bin. The Department of Public Works no longer accepts them. They will still probably pick up your bin if you have them in there, but really, stop putting them in your blue bin. The issue is that the bags are clogging up the sort machinery. It's not just strictly bags either, new guidance from the agency says "[p]lastic bags, wraps, and film of any color, size, or shape are no longer accepted in DC’s curbside single stream recycling bin (the blue cart)." Just because you can't stick them in your blue bin doesn't mean you should start tossing these materials in the trash. DPW now wants you to take your plastic bags, films, and wraps to "grocery stores and retailers voluntarily participating in a plastic film recycling program." DPW provides a link to an external website ( where you can look up places that accept these materials.

Here are a few of the locations near us:
Here's a link to help you figure out what type of plastic bags you have on hand. Also, if you've been bagging your recycling, stop doing that. That includes paper bags, which can still go into your recycling bin to be recycled themselves. Just don't fill those paper bags with your mixed recycling and drop into your bin. It throws off the sorting process. 


Anonymous said...

Ahh I guess cias it makes it harder for them; sorry just reread... DUHHHH

inked said...

Yeah, the paper bagging isn't prohibited. But it's definitely not something they like.

Anonymous said...

Toured Whole Foods todays. It is a awesome, awesome store with a lot of people that seem really proud to work there. Folks should know that they are going to have some terrific door buster specials, and they have some coupons with considerable savings on your whole bill. So its worth your time to stop by after they open on Wednesday. By the way, their prices look competitive, so check out the store before making knee jerk whole paycheck comment.