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By ART CALLAHAM | October 14, 2012
Before you read further, answer for yourself: Do you believe that recycling is a good endeavor? Now don't put in “economical” or “cost effective.” No price tag. Also, don't “Al Gore” yourself by considering your position on the environment, our children's future, global warming or the continued existence of three-eyed tree frogs (I just can't help a small jab at the guy who invented the Internet). A simple yes or no answer please. If you answered no, then read no further because I expect you are already angry with our local governments within Washington County.
October 10, 2012
The Washington Township (Pa.) Recycling Center recycled 61 tons in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,962 tons, according to a recycling report presented at Wednesday's Washington Township Supervisors workshop. Township Manager Mike Christopher said the amount recycled varies from month to month because of shipments away from the facility. He said a large shipment in August drew down September's numbers. The facility ships plastics to eastern Pennsylvania, glass to southwestern Pennsylvania, aluminum locally, and steel cans to various sites, Christopher said.
September 21, 2012
Recycling with Republic Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Representatives from Republic Services will answer questions about recycling during this free program. For more information, contact the library at 301-432-5723 or .
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | August 29, 2012
Recycling has come to Hancock. In case you hadn't noticed - and they're hard to miss - bright yellow recycling cans/bins have been delivered to most residences around town.  Some local churches have also elected to participate.  Town officials have entered into a contract with Peck's Refuse Disposal to pick up the contents of the recycling containers every other Wednesday morning.  The pickup will coincide with the weekly trash pickup,...
By JENNIFER FITCH | | August 29, 2012
The Waynesboro Borough Council awarded development approval Wednesday to a recycling center planned at 206 Madison Ave. The council imposed several conditions that must be met by Redemption Recycling before it can open. Those conditions included fencing, an employee assigned to pick up debris in the neighborhood, and no Sunday operations. The recycling center will be permitted to take appliances smaller than 10 cubic feet and vehicle parts smaller than 10 cubic feet, but not entire vehicles.
August 15, 2012
The Hancock Lioness Club hosted Robert Martin, founder of the Global Re-Vision Network, at its Aug. 13 board meeting. His message addressed the importance of recycling/donating eyeglasses. His message: Refractive error is a vision impairment that can be corrected with eyeglasses. It afflicts nearly two-thirds of the world's population, more than 4 billion people (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, presbyopia). More than 2 billion of them have no access to eye care and/or cannot afford eyeglasses.
August 8, 2012
ln 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to be “knights of blind in the crusade against darkness” during the association's international convention. Today, Lions Clubs are recognized for their service to the blind and vision impaired. Lions demonstrate their commitment to sight conservation through eyeglass recycling, sight partnerships and many other sight services. On June 27, Bob Martin of the Myersville (Md.) Lions Club gave a slide presentation on the recycling of eyeglasses.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 22, 2012
Both the developer of a recycling center in Waynesboro's South End and opponents to the project are anxiously awaiting local government decisions on how the project can proceed. Waynesboro's zoning hearing board is expected to make a key decision about Redemption Recycling's fence on Thursday. The borough council might vote on conditional use permits Aug. 15. If approved, Shon Duty wants to open Redemption Recycling at 206 Madison Ave. for two purposes. It would not only be a stand-alone business, but also a testing facility and showcase for the hardware and software he sells for salvage yards.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | July 21, 2012
Recycling in Washington County has increased with the emergence of curbside pickup by private companies, according to a county analysis. The county has determined, through rough calculations, that recycling participation through various means might be up more than 15 percent from 2011. For recycling, Washington County has decided on a middle ground between doing nothing and making it a mandatory, tax-supported service. Washington County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said the county asked local trash haulers about the possibility of recycling-only curbside pickup, instead of offering it as part of trash-hauling package.
July 10, 2012
ObamaCare must be immediately repealed To the editor: I see the Supreme Court has ended the suspense about the legality of Obamacare. What we should bear in mind is that, if Congress has the power to enact this law, it also has the power to repeal or amend it. I suggest that Congress get to work on the latter immediately. Three major flaws in this law must be addressed: 1. It is easy to decree medical care for X million people, but we cannot instantly create thousands of additional live doctors and nurses to provide that care.
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