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♥♥♥♥♥♥ PLASTIC BOTTLES GO TO LANDFILLS AND TAKE 700 YEARS

BEFORE THEY START TO DECOMPOSE ♥♥♥♥♥

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TELEPHONE BOOK RECYCLING SET TO BEGIN DECEMBER 8TH

LOCATIONS ACCEPTING PHONE BOOKS COMING SOON!

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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council-

Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Launches Fundraiser Shoe Drive

Drop off your shoes Monday thru Thursday from

10AM to 5PM from now until 12/10/2014

at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council Office at 175 Main Street, Luzerne, PA

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is looking for partners to participate with us in collecting gently worn shoes. We are becoming an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and want to raise funds to help support the implementation of a variety of Keep America Beautiful programs including special collection and recycling events, litter clean ups and community beautification projects.
 
Your donated shoes are kept out of landfills, and given a second chance to make a difference.     All  donated  shoes  will  be  redistributed  to  small  business  partners  through Funds2Orgs and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe, and house their families.  Any style, gently worn, used shoes will be accepted.

Right now we have several collection sites for individuals who wish to donate any style, gently worn, used shoes:

All pairs of shoes can be dropped off at the following locations:

*PEC Office, 175 Main Street, Luzerne, Monday thru Thursdays from 10am to 5pm

*Everhart Museum 1901 Mulberry St. Scranton, and they are giving $1.00 off general admission with each pair of shoes donated

*Rep. Gerald Mullery’s Office, 156 South Market St., Nanticoke

*The Light House Pointe Salon, 192 State Route239, Shickshinny

*RJ Financial Services, 1015 Sively St. Hanover Township

*Triangle Pharmacy, 89 S. Main St., Mountain Top

Luzerne County Community College, South Prospect St., Nanticoke,
       will hold a one day Recycling Event on November 14th. 

In addition to assisting PEC collect shoes, LCCC will accept for recycling eyeglasses, sunglasses and crayons.

 Our goal is to collect 7,500 pair of shoes by December 10, 2014. With your help we can meet that goal!  If you, a local organization, school, or business, are interested in hosting a collection site please contact Palmira Miller by phone at 570-718-6507 or email pmiller@pecpa.org.

 

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2014 Pennsylvania

Waste Watchers Announced

 

Harrisburg, PA  – The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is pleased to recognize Pennsylvania’s most outstanding recycling programs and projects. 

The Pennsylvania Waste Watchers program recognizes recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and composting programs in Pennsylvania that have exhibited exemplary performance.  This year, over 100 municipalities, counties, private businesses, individuals, and community organizations from throughout Pennsylvania are being recognized for going above and beyond what is mandated under Act 101 for their communities or programs. 

Act 101 – the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act –has helped generate significant economic and environmental benefits for over 20 years now.  Recycling has become a billion dollar industry in Pennsylvania and with each passing year, there is a steady increase in the amount of collected recyclables and the number of jobs created by the industry.  Recycling has saved precious resources and energy, limited greenhouse emissions as well as other air and water pollutants. 

This growth and success is the result of a serious commitment to recycling by individuals, businesses, government and recycling and organics industry personnel like these award winners.

LuzerneCounty received 26 of the “2014 Waste Watcher Awards” this year alone!   Winners include: Avoca Borough, Bear Creek Charter Community School, Black Creek Township, Carone’s Market- Freeland, Carone’s Market- Freeland , Dupont Borough, Duryea Borough, Greater Pittston Compost Facility, Hughestown Borough, Jenkins Township, Legget and Platt, Luzerne County Electronics Collections, Luzerne County Tire Collections, Mahantango Enterprises, Inc., Pittston City, Penn State Wilkes Barre Campus, SCI Dallas, St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, The Newport Township Community Organization, Valley Proteins, Roushey’s Farm, Pittston Area High School, West Wyoming Borough, Wright Township Recycling Center.

 

For a complete list of all Waste Watcher winners, please visit www.proprecycles.org.

 

WANT TO TO RECYCLE:      

  • Car/Truck/Dozer Batteries
  • Household Batteries
  • Cell Phones  
  • Fluorescent Buls Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • Latex Paint
  • Construction or Industrial quantities of Styrofoam
  • Yardwaste
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Telephone Books

       Visit our LINKS page to find out more 

 

Would you like to know more about what to recycle? Ever wonder how it’s recycled or what it is made into once it is recycled?  

 

Recycling Education Classes for Pre-K thru College are available through the SWMD.  Please call 1-800-821-7654 for more information on how to schedule a day and time for a FREE Recycling Education session!!  Together we can all save our planet!

 

  RECYCLING HOTLINE:  (800) 821-7654

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 LOWES HOME IMPROVEMENT
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 .

(Stores include: Radio Shack-Wyoming Valley Mall & Kingston, Lowes-Wilkes Barre,

Home Depot-Wilkes Barre, SEars-Wilkes Barre.)

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BEST BUY 

In WILKES BARRE-(570-819-0719) ACCEPTS RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

 

 RADIO SHACK 

Local stores now collect and recycle RECHARGABLE BATTERIES, FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES, SMALL ELECTRONICS, HAND HELD GAMES; MP3 PLAYERS

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

 

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   FREE

   Removal of any metal items from your home or business call

                      735-2399- RAY’S RECYCLING, Nanticoke.

 

Residential Recycling Guide

Please call 1-800-821-7654 for information on how you may receive a copy.

 

 

 

Recycling Sustainability Fee Letter.doc

 Recycling Sustainability Fee Letter.pdf

 

 

Last Updated: 11/20/14 09:59:15
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