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Recycling discussed

June 13, 2007|by ASHLEY HARTMAN

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tuesday's meeting of the Antrim Township Supervisors revealed that the township did not list plastic as recyclable.

The revelation came after a resident complained about a neighbor burning plastic, according to Angela Garland, zoning officer and public works inspector for the township.

"Plastic is a carcinogen," said Ben Thomas, Antrim Township manager. "If you burn plastic, it puts bad stuff in the air."

Supervisor Scott Diffenderfer said that when the recycling program was adopted in the township, he was sure plastic was one of the items chosen.

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When Garland said it was not in the ordinance, Diffenderfer said it was "absurd."

"The only way to modify it would be to amend the ordinance," said attorney John Lisko, who provides legal advice to the township.

"She's absolutely right, we need to get that changed," Diffenderfer said, making the motion to do whatever it takes to get this issue resolved.

Supervisor Curtis Myers seconded the motion.

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