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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 All Month Long

This year marks the 46th year Americans have been celebrating Earth Day!  “Earth Day” was created to promote a healthier and cleaner environment, to contribute to the well-being of our planet, our economy and the plants and animals that inhabit this planet with us.  “Earth Day” events promote environmentally friendly concepts, such as recycling, energy efficiency, utilizing environmentally friendly products and reducing polution.  

“Trees for the Earth” is the theme of “Earth Day” this year.  Trees absorb excess and harmfull CO2 and other pollutant gases form the atmosphere, filter particles from the air by trapping them in their leaves and bark and provide food, energy and income.  They provide shade on an extremely hot day, a beautiful array of colors in the fall and a great workout for those who love to rake leaves!!

So make sure you get outside and enjoy our beautiful environment on April 22nd and if you can..plant a tree…it will do wonders for the earth!!

 

 

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Register Now for the Great American Cleanup of PA!

Registration is open for the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA that is held from March 1st through May 31st. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events and must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website, www.gacofpa.org to receive free cleanup supplies. As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 16th through May 9th with the focus day on April 23rd. During this time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills for free or reduced cost disposal.

In 2015, 128,157 Pennsylvania’s collected over 6 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s landscape. Help make your community clean and beautiful and register an event today at www.gacofpa.org.

Thank you for your continued efforts to improve your community. I look forward to working with you.

Michelle Dunn
Program Specialist
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
105 West Fourth Street
Greensburg, PA  15601
mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org
877-772-3673 Ext. 113
Keeppabeautiful.org | gacofpa.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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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: 05/05/16 14:42:10
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