Monday, August 26, 2019

Keep PA Beautiful: Local Fall Collection Events For Waste Tires, Other Items Set For Cambria, Fayette, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties

Nearly 6,000 tires were collected for recycling in Cambria, Cumberland, McKean and Washington counties during special collection events this spring by local affiliates of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and now more  events are scheduled for this fall in Cambria, Fayette, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry counties.
Keep Cambria County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of McKean County and Keep Washington County Beautiful held tire collections this spring, sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program. 
PA CleanWays of Cumberland County collaborated with Cumberland County Vector Control for their tire collection. 
Altogether, the local affiliates collected a combined total of 5,755 tires from local residents emphasizing the continued need for disposal options for scrap tires. All tires collected will be recycled into products such as mulch, turf, molded products and crumb rubber.  
“Special collections, such as the ones coordinated by our affiliates provide a convenient, low cost option for local residents. The tires and appliances that are collected at these events won’t end up over the hill where they would be difficult and costly to remove,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “I applaud local residents who seek out opportunities to dispose of their bulky items properly and our affiliates for providing this service to their communities.”
Fall Collection Events
More collection events have been scheduled for this Fall by local affiliates for tires and other items as noted--
-- Cambria County (tires/appliances) - September 7, Summerhill Township Municipal Building, Beaverdale; September 21, Susquehanna Township, Northern Cambria, and September 28, Tunnelhill Borough Building, Gallitzin. For information, call 814-472-2120
-- Fayette County (tires/appliances/electronics) September 21, 22 – Fayette County Fairgrounds, Farmington. For information, call 724-430-1200. 
-- Huntingdon County (tires) - September 14, Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, Huntingdon. For information, call 814-627-1626 x3021
-- Juniata County (tires) - September 28, Juniata County Fairgrounds, Port Royal. For information, all 717-436-4017; 
-- Mifflin County (tires) - September 21, Lewistown Borough Public Works, Lewistown. For information, call 717-899-6701 
-- Perry County (tires) – September 14, Loysville Community Center, Loysville. For information, call, 717-582-5138
Find An Event Near You
To find a cleanup or collection event near you, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Calendar of Events webpage or contact your local KPB County affiliate for more information about proper disposal. 
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.
Sign up now for the 2019 Pick Up Pennsylvania/ International Coastal Cleanup and volunteer or set up your own cleanup event from September 1 to October 31.  Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to:
(Photo: Keep Washington County Beautiful tire collection event.)

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