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Crowds line up in Westmoreland County to recycle hazardous materials

Trib Live – Pat O’Neill didn’t even know how long he had old paint cans and other hazardous materials stored in his garage, but he was glad to finally dispose of those items Saturday morning.  “I just wanted to get rid of this stuff properly, get it

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Keep PA Beautiful Adoption Program Helps Reduce Local Litter Cleanup Costs

PA Environment Digest – Many of the costs associated with cleaning up litter falls to the local municipality. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Adoption Program helps mitigate those costs by providing residents the tools and resources needed to be stewards of their communities. The program is available statewide for municipal

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Morning Briefing: Two years after devastating fire, school reopens; Bakery gives customers a taste of voting; Eagles host the Ravens with fans in attendance

Daily Local News – Groups collaborate on fruit tree planting at Hancock School You probably wouldn’t want to do much planting in the pouring rain, but for nonprofit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation it’s all in a day’s work. Equipped with apple trees, pear trees, peach trees, plum trees,

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Groups collaborate on fruit tree planting at Hancock School

The Times Herald -NORRISTOWN  — You probably wouldn’t want to do much planting in the pouring rain, but for nonprofit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation it’s all in a day’s work. Equipped with apple trees, pear trees, peach trees, plum trees, even a paw paw tree — a tropical

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Westmoreland Cleanways adds 2nd household hazardous waste collection date

Trib Live – Due to overwhelming response, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Center announced this week it would hold two household hazardous waste collections this fall. In addition to the Oct. 24 collection, a second collection was added for Nov. 21. Ellen Keefe, executive director of the nonprofit

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More Than 40 Fruit Trees To Be Planted In Norristown Friday

Patch – NORRISTOWN, PA — A unique charitable endeavor in Norristown aims to both beautify the local area while improving food security for residents. Volunteers with multiple organizations will join together this Friday, Oct. 16 to plant more than 40 fruit trees and shrubs at Hancock Elementary

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Keep PA Beautiful: Clean Up Your Neighborhood With The Help Of Pick Up Pennsylvania

PA Environmental Digest Blog – Litter affects the health and safety of humans and wildlife, is visually unpleasant and sends a message that no one cares. Once it reaches our waterways, it transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with river, marine and coastal environments. Keep

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Reynoldsville Autumn in the Park planning to expand after second successful year

The Courier Express – The 2nd annual Autumn in the Park was so successful Sunday that plans to expand next year are already in the works. Event planner Tracy Weber said she had to turn away so many vendors who wanted to participate this year because of

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Keep Cambria County Beautiful appliance and tire collection planned

The Tribune Democrat – Keep Cambria County Beautiful will hold its fall appliance and tire collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (10/17/2020) in the parking lot at the Stonycreek Township Municipal Building, 1610 Bedford St., Johnstown. Appliances that don’t contain the chemical freon can be

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Preregister for next Westmoreland Cleanways hazardous waste collection

The Tribune-Review – Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Center officials are suggesting county residents begin preparing early for the next household hazardous waste collection Oct. 24. Ellen Keefe, executive director of the nonprofit environmental organization, said the collection will be its first at the new recycling facility that

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