December Green Drinks meeting.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, from roughly 6-8 p.m. Green Drinks Columbus will meet at Brother's Drake Meadery, 26 E. Fifth Ave., in the Short North. Social hour usually lasts until around 7 p.m. You can meet and mingle with fellow likeminded "green" friends.

The topic for discussion is local shops and if you have some last-minute gifts to buy, they might be able to give you some ideas.

Join and "like" the group on Facebook to RSVP and find out about other events. The Facebook page is at

Some Recycling reminders and news:

-Don't forget that if an item is compostable you put it in a compost pile or the trash. If it's recyclable, then it goes in the recycling bin.

-Also, a reminder that oily or stained pizza boxes ruin the whole batch when recycled. If only part of it is soiled, then remove that part and throw it away and recycle the rest.

-If you have large boxes, please break them down before putting them in recycling dumpsters so that more recyclables can be placed in the containers.

-Row houses, condominium complexes served by Columbus will begin getting recycling receptacles beginning in March 2014.

-If you have questions about recycling, visit the Recycle Columbus website for details.