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                      CALL FOR ENTRIES

  
The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania’s Eighth Annual Recycling Film Festival will be held in Conjunction with PROP’s Annual Recycling & Organics Conference in Harrisburg, PA July 29th – 31st , 2015.
 
PROP is soliciting short video productions on recycling or waste reduction topics from businesses, government agencies, individuals, schools, colleges and universities, waste and recycling authorities, and others in the recycling and waste industry. PROP is especially encouraging production of videos of approximately five minutes in length describing the following subject examples: how recycling works in my apartment building, my classroom, my community, my place of business, my school, and my sports stadium. Composting and waste reduction initiatives are also encouraged as video themes.
 
Winning videos will be selected by ballots submitted by the 2015 Film Festival attendees. The top contender will receive a cash prize and will be featured on PROP’s You Tube Channel
  
All entries must be submitted in DVD format, by
Friday, July 10, 2014 to:
  
Ms. Amy Schirf
Education Coordinator
Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823
  
**All entries submitted in other formats, electronic files, or as web-links will not be accepted. 
  
All entries received after July 10, 2015 will not be accepted for the 2015 contest.
  
PROP retains the right to screen all entries for inclusion in the Film Fest.  DVDs entered into the contest will not be returned.
 
Amy Schirf may be contacted with questions about the FilmFest: aschirf@centrecountyrecycles.org

 

 

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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 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

 
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
 
 
 

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 27 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  

 

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   FREE

   Removal of any metal items from your home or business call

                      735-2399- RAY’S RECYCLING, Nanticoke.

 

 

 

 

Recycling Sustainability Fee Letter.doc

 Recycling Sustainability Fee Letter.pdf

 

 

Last Updated: 07/08/15 13:29:46
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