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PPL REFRIGERATION RECYCLING PROGRAM RETURNS

 

PPL has announced the return of refrigeration appliance recycling service program. This is a great opportunity for your residents to recycle their old refrigeration equipment, saving energy and costs, reducing emissions and receiving a payment from PPL.  Better yet, they’ll do the heavy lifting by picking items up at the customers’ homes. This program is for current PPL residential customers. 

https://pplelectricsavings.com/Appliance/Recycling 

 

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Fresh Paint Days PA 2016 is officially ready!

 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is a program designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease.  This annual event is held in partnership with support from Behr and The Home Depot.   Each year, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania applications are due in July, winners are announced in August and the work takes place in September.  During September, grant winners, along with their volunteers, work hard to transform their structure utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints.

“Through our partnership with Behr and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a public library or community center sends a strong message that we care about our communities.”
  • The grant is available to any tax-exempt group within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Private property owners or individual applicants cannot apply,
  • Each application is eligible for up to 20 gallons of exterior paint provided by Behr and a $50.00 Home Depot Gift Card for painting supplies. Eight awards will be given.
  • Only one building per application is allowed.  Applicants can submit multiple applications.
  • Once receiving award notification, applicant must submit the following within two weeks:
              1 – Proof of liability insurance.
              2 – Signed permission to paint from property owner.
              3 – Paint color chosen from the Behr paint line.
  • The use of a volunteer waiver form is highly encouraged. Samples are available.
  • Applicants are required to submit at least two before photos (photos should be sent electronically in a .jpg format) of their intended project.  Photos must clearly show the relative size of the building,  condition of neglect, structure in relation to its surroundings, and more than one angle.
  • Applicants must adhere to a 20 gallon limit of exterior paint.  Applicants may choose their own paint colors from the Behr line, however, chosen colors cannot be in violation of any local ordinances or zoning laws.
  • Applications must be received by July 31, 2016.  All applications will be evaluated by a review committee and awarded early August 2016
  • Projects must be completed during Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania: September 1-30, 2016.
  • At the conclusion of the project, a completed final report including during and after photos, volunteer totals, donation information (if any), media coverage, community response, and a personal story of the day must be submitted by October 15, 2016.  Photos are required (photos should be sent electronically in a .jpg format).

Fill out the online application by clicking here. (Note, you will be redirected to a different website.)

Important dates to know:

June 1 – program launch

  July 31-applications due

Early August – applications will be awarded

August – paint will be delivered to winners

September – paint month

October 15 – final report and photos due

 

For more information about the grant,  please contact: Michelle Dunn toll free at 1-877-772-3673 ext.113 or e-mail.

Click here to see the previous year’s winners.

 

  

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FLUORESCENT BULBS
 
This excellent resource that is a guide to recycling lighting.
You can go to Home Depot or WM to recycle flourescent bulbs 
 

PAINT RECYCLING

Open containers, fill with sand or cheap cat litter and let dry.  Once it has dried, put the can out with your regular garbage. DO NOT PUT THE CAN IN YOUR GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER, RATHER PUT IT NEXT TO THE GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER. Put the lid in with your other garbage.  Please limit the amount to one or two cans per garbage pick-up.  Also check with your local municipality to see if there are any rules or regulations for the proper disposal of paint cans.
 
 
PRINTER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING
 
Cartridge World Wilkes Barre, will accept ink cartridges and toner cartridges, from residents and businesses, for recycling. Please contact Bob Bilbow at 570-822-4100 or Cartridge World in Pittston at 570-883-0300 for more information.
 
 
SMOKE DETECTORS
 
FIRST ALERT-Customer Service Department-1-800-323-9005
 
 
 
STYROFOAM-
ANTHRACITE RECYCLING-570-342-0666
 
(PS-White styrofoam, LD-Film, Stretch Wrap & Plastic bags.
 
 
 
THERMOSTATS-1-800-238-8192
 
 
 
MERCURY THERMOSTATS- DEP-Kevin Augustine-570-826-2516
 
 

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LOWES
Now accepts CFL’s.
 
Lowes-Kingston-570-285-6000
Lowes-Wilkes Barre-570-822-7100
Lowes-Hazleton-570-450-6801
 
Please call to verify hours and number of units per resident allowed. 

 

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BATTERY RECYCLING

 

All you will need is your zip code to find out which stores are near you to accept rechargable batteries and more! Call 1-800-822-8837-to find out where to recycle household batteries, small drill batteries, flashlight batteries, etc .

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BEST BUY 

In WILKES BARRE-(570-819-0719) 

ACCEPTS RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

 

Please call your local store for more details.

   

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LEAF COMPOST FOR SALE 

 Screened Leaf Compost sells for $20/yd – $5.00 per container.    

Screened Organic Compost sells for $16.00/yd – $4.00 per container.

 WHERE: Kingston Public Works,

Maintenance Building, 455 Church Street, Kingston

PHONE: 570-760-6410 ask for Adam, Director of Public Works

EMAIL @ dpwkingston@frontier.com

 
GREATER PITTSTON REGIONAL
COMPOST FACILITY
Members: Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Jenkins,
Pittston City, Pittston Township
 
COMPOST PRICES:
PICKUP.....$10.00
1-TON.....$25.00
SINGLE AXLE.....$45.00
TRI AXLE.....$75.00
 
WHERE: 67 GARDEN ROAD, DUPONT, 18641 (Within the Grimes Industrial Park) Please call to make arrangements for pickup. 
      
       PHONE: 570-655-6216
 
       HOURS: Normal business hours – MAY-OCTOBER
         Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 8:00AM to 3:00 PM
 
 
 

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   FREE

   Removal of any metal items from your home or business call

                      735-2399- RAY’S RECYCLING, Nanticoke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/04/16 13:04:43
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