Hazardous materials collection to resume
By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg
Franklin County will offer door-to-door pickup of household hazardous waste again this year to boost recycling levels and prevent pollution.
The Franklin County Commissioners received one bid for the service Tuesday from Curbside, Inc., a California-based group that did the last countywide pickup two years ago.
The commissioners will consider approval of the $78,200 bid at a meeting March 29.
This is the fourth time the county has organized the collection, but only the second door-to-door program.The first two years residents had to drop off the chemicals at preset points on a single day.
In 1999, the first door-to-door collection netted 87,338 pounds of material from 687 households, two to three times as much as the earlier pickups, Elliott said.