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By ROXANN MILLER | | February 27, 2011
Within 10 to 20 years, all three county landfills will be filled to capacity, according to Dan Wolfe, community planner and Franklin County recycling coordinator. On Thursday night, Wolfe kicked off Renfrew Institute’s three-program series — “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew!” — with his lecture on “Solution to Pollution: Every Litter Bit Counts.” The programs are free to the public and are held in the Visitors Center at Renfrew Museum & Park.
March 6, 2012
The Washington County Forty West Landfill now accepts used and unused cooking oils from county residents for recycling. Commercial oils will not be accepted from restaurants or other businesses. Cooking oils may be brought to the recycling area during normal facility hours, and placed into the designated tank adjacent to the recycle lot attendant building. Any type of liquid vegetable oil may be accepted for recycling such as peanut, corn, canola, olive and safflower. Animal fats and grease will not be accepted.
March 7, 1997
Hagerstown residents will be able to place yard waste at the curb for recycling, beginning next week. The city is starting its annual yard waste recycling pickup three weeks early because of the recent warm weather, said City Engineer Bruce Johnston. Yard waste should be placed in reusable containers or paper yard waste and leaf bags and placed at the curb after 4 p.m. on Tuesday to be picked up early Wednesday morning, officials said. The weekly pickup will run through November, Johnston said.
By LEIF E. GREEN | November 8, 2008
I have several things on my mind this week. First, I was elated to see that someone reads Leif E. Green. I got an e-mail from Herald-Mail reporter Julie Greene that a reader had called in about an earlier article I wrote about reducing the number of catalogs in your mailbox. The reader suggested instead of calling each catalog (my suggestion) to go to Web site and they would remove your name from any catalog mailing list you wish. I got on the Web site to see how it works.
November 17, 2006
The Friends of the National Conservation Training Center will sponsor a cell phone recycling drive through Dec. 30 at several area places including the Ram's Den and outside room 304 of the Stutzman-Slonaker building at Shepherd University; Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St.; collection box near lobby desk at Byrd Auditorium building at NCTC for NCTC employees and trainees only; Hillside Veterinary Clinic, 191 Augustine Ave., Charles Town, W.Va.;...
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 14, 2003 HAGERSTOWN - Up to 1,000 Hagerstown trash customers each will get a free 18-gallon recycling bin, the city said Monday. The city's Engineering Department will deliver the bins. Residents can have bins delivered by calling the Recycle Hagerstown line at 301-739-8577 ext. 106 and leaving their name, phone number and the address where the bin should be delivered. The bins are for voluntary mixed paper recycling, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said.
November 30, 2008
Prekindergarten students at Winter Street Elementary are learning about their community and people that help keep our community beautiful. Recently, visitors from Allied Waste volunteered their time to stop by Winter Street and show the students how their trash truck works and what happens to the trash once they take it. Students were given the opportunity to talk and ask questions about ways they can help the environment by recycling.
April 11, 2008
Bicycles, electronics and metal products will be accepted for recycling April 26 at Smithsburg's annual Spring Cleanup drop-off, town officials said. Bulk trash also will be collected. The event is open only to Smithsburg residents, who must show ID as proof of residency, town clerk/treasurer Betsy Martin said. The drop-off site will be behind Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services on Maple Avenue, Martin said. Items will be accepted from 7 a.m. until the bins are full, or noon at the latest, Martin said.
November 30, 2009
Grosh's Lawn Service teamed with Washington County Recycling Coordinator Harvey Hoch and the Washington County Board of Education to hold a telephone book recycling challenge in elementary and middle schools. The top six schools received a cash donation for school supplies compliments of Grosh's Lawn Service. Schools were ranked based on their directory- per-student population ratio. In all, 6,886 phone books were recycled. The winner was Hancock Elementary School with 249 students and 1,520 books, book to student ratio of 6:1. The cash donations were as follows: o Hancock Elementary - $100 o Clear Spring Middle - $75 o Hancock Middle - $50 o Pleasant Valley Elementary - $25 o Marshall Street School - $25 o Boonsboro Elementary - $25
May 8, 2009
Washington County officials have scheduled a series of public hearings about the future of recycling and solid waste programs in the county. The county's planning and solid waste departments are in the process of developing a new 10-year plan for the handling of solid waste and recycling of material that could affect the solid waste stream, county spokesman Norman Bassett said in a news release. At the hearings, county officials will explain the plan and invite ideas, comments and input from residents, Bassett said.
August 30, 2013
A Summit Point, W.Va., salvage and recycling business repeatedly cited for allowing an open dump and failing to clean up oil-based spills has agreed to pay a $8,130 penalty, according to a public notice released Thursday. The penalty to be paid by Remac Inc./Summit Point Salvage & Recycling for the violations is part of a proposed settlement outlined in an administrative consent order to resolve state permit violations, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection notice said.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 28, 2013
To remind Maryland Potomac Edison customers of a program that provides rebates for old refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners, utility and JACO Environmental representatives “de-manufactured” an old refrigerator on Wednesday to show how its parts are recycled. Professionals from JACO broke down part of the refrigerator in a demonstration in Hagerstown, tearing apart its walls, taking out the foam on the inside and ripping apart the bottom. “Glass, plastic and metal all go out to recycle streams, and we work real hard to make sure they're going out into recycle streams, where they're getting reused,” JACO Environmental Senior Program Manger Sam Sirkin said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | August 19, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are purchasing two pieces of equipment to streamline operations at the municipal recycling center. Township Manager Mike Christopher said Monday the township will purchase a new baler and infeed belt system to improve the safety and efficiency of operations at the recycling center. The township spent $27,000 on repairs to the existing baler last year and recycling was down, Christopher said previously. A baler compresses and bales certain recyclable items for transport.
June 30, 2013
As a result of Washington County student efforts, more than 12,649 phone books were recycled, saving 14 cubic yards of space in the county landfill as part of the Washington County Solid Waste Department's 2013 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Leading the collection effort with a total of 3,458 phone books, the Washington County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the outstanding achievement of Fountain Rock Elementary School, this year's first-place winner. Fountain Rock Elementary averaged more than 19 phone books collected per student.
June 13, 2013
Boonsboro officials are notifying residents about the details of the town's new curbside recycling service as the July 2 startup date  approaches. The town has had twice-a-week trash pickup and recycling every other week, but the Boonsboro Town Council decided to use a new company that will collect trash and recyclables once a week. The new curbside recycling service offered by Apple Valley Waste will start Tuesday, July 2, and continue on Tuesdays, town officials said. The following is a look at how the change in service will work, according to town news release: Residents will now use a smaller 64-gallon container which is red with a yellow attached lid. Most of the containers that were used by Allied Waste were blue, 95-gallon containers.
May 3, 2013
Berkeley County residents are welcome to drop off unwanted liquid and powder pesticides at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center on Saturday, May 11, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority announced recently. Limited to county residents, the event being held in conjunction with the state Department of Agriculture, will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the solid waste authority said. Items that will be accepted at the first large-scale collection event include a wide range of products used by home owners and farmers for pest control and garden applications, insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicides and aerosol cans, the Solid Waste Authority announced.
April 23, 2013
“This is for the street cleaner here in the wonderful city of Hagerstown. There is a street called Fry Avenue, and somehow he never gets down our street, for about the last three years. I'd appreciate it. And there are two sides to our street, also. It's one block, one way. I think it won't take him long to do it. We would appreciate it.” - Hagerstown “Nice articles in the paper, the opinion from The Herald-Mail. You hit it on target, with all this rhetoric we hear up here from most of the politicians in Washington County.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | April 22, 2013
Cycler the recycle robot met with students at Pangborn Elementary School on Monday in the University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown for the City of Hagerstown Earth Day Celebration that featured Mayor David S. Gysberts, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students, and other local officials. The robot, made out of recycled material, answered the students' questions about recycling. “How was recycling invented?” one student asked. “How old is the earth?” asked another student.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | February 13, 2013
A state grant will allow the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors to purchase a baling machine for the municipal recycling center, which experienced financial losses last year largely due to repairs on the existing baler. The township recently received news that it has been awarded $205,754 from a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recycling development and implementation program. That grant will be used to purchase a new baler and related equipment, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
January 18, 2013
Volunteer Washington County will be hosting an e-recycling program again this year as part of its MLK Day of Service and Celebration. County residents interested in participating in the program can drop off items between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday at one of the following locations: • Washington County Franklin Street Parking lot (137 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown) • Boonsboro High School • Clear Spring High School • Smithsburg High School Items that will be accepted for recycling by Horizon Goodwill include: Computers (all makes and models)
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