Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup

Durham Begins Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup October 6

Roll-Off Containers Can Now Be Rented; Both New Services Available for
All Residential Customers

Durham, N.C. – Disposing of old furniture and appliances is now as easy
as dragging it to your curb. Effective Monday, October 6, 2008, City of
Durham residents that receive curbside solid waste and recycling
collection will now begin to receive free bulky item and white goods
collection as well.

According to Donald Long, director of the City’s Department of Solid
Waste Management, the new curbside service is an expanded opportunity
for residents to easily maintain the appearance of their properties.
“This new service allows our residents to get rid of bulky items and
white goods at the curb with a monthly pick up,” Long said. “In the
past, residents had to contact Durham One Call to schedule a bulky item
pick up. Now, they will just need to sit out their bulky items and
white goods on their scheduled day and we’ll handle it from there.”

Bulky items are considered common household items, such as furniture,
exercise equipment, vacuums, grills, and bicycles, which do not fit
inside the regular roll-out carts. White goods are items such as
refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dishwashers, washers,
and dryers.

Residents should place no more than five bulky items and/or white goods
on the curb by 7 a.m. the day of their scheduled pick up. The new
collection schedule is as follows:

Bulky Item Curbside Pick Up

White Goods Curbside Pick Up

Residential Collection – Monday

* Bulky Item Collection – First Monday of the first full week of
the month (between 7 a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Monday

* White Goods Collection – First Thursday of the first full week
of the month.

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* Bulky Item Collection – Second Monday of month (between 7 a.m.
Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* White Goods Collection – Second Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Thursday

* Bulky Item Collection – Third Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Thursday

* White Goods Collection – Third Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Friday

* Bulky Item Collection – Fourth Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Friday

* White Goods Collection – Fourth Thursday of the month.

There are certain items that are prohibited from being included in this
new monthly curbside service. These items include rocks, dirt, building
materials, construction debris, loose leaves, large tree limbs, tree
stumps, tires, propane tanks or car parts. These items should still be
taken to the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center at 2115 East
Club Boulevard, Durham. Hazardous materials such as chemicals and paint
are also prohibited with this new service and should be disposed of at
the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, located at 1900 East Club
Boulevard, Durham.


Jacob Lawrence Exhibition: The Migration Series Revisited

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Building 2, Floor 3
6:30 pm

Golden Belts Arts Campus will host a panel discussion on unconventional methods for organizing and displaying art exhibitions.  Enjoy wine and cheese while you view the Jacob Lawrence show and mingle with our panelists.  The talk will feature Peter Nesbett & Shelly Bancroft, co-directors of Triple Candie Gallery in Harlem, NY and the originators of the exhibition.  Also contributing to the discussion will be Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, A.T. Stephens, director of Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, and elin slavick o’Hara, art professor for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Admission is free.  Please r.s.v.p.

“Triangle Cartography Convergence” Art Exhibit @ Golden Belt

September 19, 2008 – October 18, 2008
“Triangle Cartography Convergence” Art Exhibit
The exhibit features “An Atlas of Radical Cartography” (a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration) plus works by local cartographers. Part of Triangle Community Cartographies Convergence, two months of events exploring community cartography, radical map-making, spatial activism and their possibilities for the Triangle, accompanied by a multi-site collaborative exhibition, and culminating in the convergence itself, a day of workshops, networking and collaboration. FREE admission.
September 19, 2008 – October 18, 2008
10am-7pm T-Sa; 12-5pm Su.
The Golden Belt Gallery, 807 E Main St.
(919) 967-7700
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Another Great GBNA Meeting

Neighboohood Vets meet New Neighbors, great conversation and enthusiasm the meeting was a sucess once again. We discussed many of the upcoming events and concerns about the neighborhood. There are a number of projects, renovations and plans playing out. Polling the neighbors about different crime prevention measures, networking and waiting to see what resturant will be 1st for the Golden Belt Arts Campus. We also had a chance to check out the Jacob Lawrence exhibit as well.

Next meeting – Thursday October 16th, 2008

Jacob Lawrence Exhibition-The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence - American painter

Jacob Lawrence - American painter

Jacob Lawrence Exhibition

The Migration Series Revisited

Sept. 17, 2008 – Oct. 5, 2008

Building 2, Floor 2

Direct from Triple Candie, Harlem’s non-profit contemporary arts center, Golden Belt will host a 60-piece exhibition, “Undoing the Ongoing Bastardization of the ‘The Migration of the Negro’ by Jacob Lawrence,” an exhibit of the complete set of images comprising Jacob Lawrence’s epic 1941 series “The Migration of the Negro.”  The series is a tour de force of historical narrative painting in Lawrence’s boldy original style chronicling the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the two world wars.  The Triple Candie exhibition offers a powerful commentary on the compromised fate of Lawrence’s series itself, historically bisected as it has been, with one-half of the series’ paintings estranged from the other, half belonging to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the other to the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.