I have been working for the past two years to bring this program to Raleigh! I am proud to announce this wonderful new recycling service will start in January, 2018! This program will keep 7 to 10% more waste out of our quickly filling up landfill. 

Textile Recycling Coming to Raleigh

As part of the growing efforts to increase recycling and divert waste from the landfill, the City of Raleigh and Simple Recycling are partnering to provide a new, easy, and free residential textile curbside collection service. The City Council approved an agreement with Simple Recycling on Tuesday.

Textiles are a small but fast growing segment of the waste stream. The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 3.8 billion pounds of textiles are recycled each year in the U.S. This only accounts for approximately 15 percent of all textile waste, sending 85 percent to landfills.

The three-year pilot program will provide Raleigh residential solid waste customers the convenience to recycle unwanted textiles on the same day as their curbside recycling. Acceptable items include clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery and other fabric items.

The City of Raleigh encourages those who donate items to charity to continue doing so. The purpose of pilot program is to provide a convenient curbside option for recycling textiles and household items. The service will be provided entirely by Simple Recycling at no cost to Raleigh residents. The service is slated to begin by the start of 2018. An announcement on the program’s startup will be made on the City’s website, www.raleighnc.gov, and on its social media channels.

Time to get YOUR yard sign – if you live in District D and want one let us know!

Email Bob or Bruce to get yours!

I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Raleigh Police Protective Association & the Raleigh Professional Fire Fighters Association for Raleigh City Council, District D! Thank you!

Grateful for the endorsement of the Raleigh Wake Citizens Association

Thank you Sierra Club Capital Group for your endorsement. I hope to continue to represent our shared interest in protecting the environment.

Also endorsed by – News and Observer, Indy, Sierra Club, RWCA (Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association), Wake County Voter Education Coalition, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, Raleigh Police Protection Association & Raleigh Fire Fighters Association and Wake County Democratic Party

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Bringing Business & Community Engagement Experience, Sound Judgment, and a Steady Hand to Office

Raleigh, North Carolina – March 20, 2017 – Kay Crowder, a lifelong Raleigh resident, announces her candidacy for re-election as the District D representative to the Raleigh City Council.

Kay Crowder has served as District D City Councilor since she was appointed in 2014 to continue the work of her late husband Thomas Crowder. Kay was then elected in 2015 and selected by her fellow city councilors as Mayor Pro-Tem. She is a native of District D, and has lived in the Avent West Community for over 30 years. Her professional experience is in sales, marketing, management, and finance. Early in her career, she was General Sales Manager at WPTF-TV, where she managed a large staff that produced annual sales in the millions. More recently, she worked for the financial services firm Edward Jones.

“I am delighted and honored to announce my candidacy for reelection as District D City Councilor. During my term, I have gained deep insight into the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations. Like countless others, I know that Raleigh is the best place to live in America. But it is only as good as the neighborhoods and the people living in them. The foundation of District D’s thriving communities is built on good jobs, superb schools and universities, world-class parks and recreation, and a vibrant arts scene. District D neighborhoods are safe, affordable, fun for children, and attractive to people from all cultures. To continue to attract strong companies with good jobs, we must continue to enhance and expand the institutions and infrastructure that support our high quality of life.”

Councilor Crowder plans to continue her advocacy work on behalf of District D and Raleigh over the next two years. This work includes implementing the transit plan, building additional sidewalks and bus shelters, expanding affordable housing options, improving our stormwater runoff program, and managing the city’s growth. In addition, she will be a key leader in the Avery Ferry Road Corridor Study: “I will be working with my community through the Avent Ferry Road Corridor Study to develop a vision for the future character of the road and adjacent land uses. As a member of the Dorothea Dix Master Planning Executive Committee, I will also need the community’s help to create a premier destination park for our community, state, and nation – right here in District D!”

As Mayor Pro Tem, Kay has proven herself to be a valued partner with the Mayor and the City Manager. In this role, she has facilitated council meetings in the Mayor’s absence and represented the Mayor and City Council at a variety of civic and community events.

Crowder has worked diligently over the past two years to develop an active communications link between the people and the district. She uses her deep connections in both the private and public sectors to stay in touch with citizens and business owners to ensure that she understands their needs and desires.

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling new challenges. One of the most enjoyable parts of this job has been helping citizens connect to their city government. I will continue to work hard to facilitate effective solutions whenever possible. From my varied experiences in the private sector and local government, I have honed the “people skills” needed to bring all of our citizens together toward common goals and unity.

Because in District D, y’all still means all, and always will.”

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