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Franklin County to renew hazardous waste pickup

April 04, 2001

Franklin County to renew hazardous waste pickup



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - From antifreeze to vinyl, Franklin County tracked 29 materials recycled in 2000.

Paper products led the way, including 6,117 tons of cardboard and 3,081 tons of newsprint. Glass recycling totaled 1,454 tons and aluminum cans and scrap aluminum accounted for 445 tons, according to county figures.

Yard waste came to 1,470 tons and another 318 tons of plastics were recycled in 2000, according to the annual report.

The county will soon renew a curbside household hazardous waste program it funded in 1999, according to County Senior Planner Sherri Clayton. Under the pilot program, 43 tons of solvents, paints, pesticides and other materials from homes were collected two years ago, Clayton said.

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"Now it's going to be a permanent part of our recycling program," she said.

Residents will be able to call a toll-free number to have a special container delivered to their house. They can then pack the hazardous waste and have it picked up on a specific date.

Details of the program will be announced later this month, she said. Clayton said 95 percent of household hazardous wastes that are collected are recycled.

- Don Aines

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