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County Hauling

Posted on May 3, 2011

A “Spring Clean Up” conducted by California Borough Council and County Hauling aims to bring the semester to a tidier and more environmentally friendly close.

Students are encouraged to participate in the enhanced cleanup and recycling effort during exam week and the week that follows. The program includes free curbside pickup of household items May 2-5 and May 9-12, in addition to regular Friday garbage pickups on May 6 and May 13 in California Borough.

Residential recyclables may be dropped off May 4-6 in the borough parking lot on Second Street. Electronic items also will be collected for recycling on May 4 in the borough lot. There is no fee for dropping off recyclables and electronics. 

John McGarvey, manager of County Hauling Corp. of Belle Vernon, said the program is intended to promote electronic recycling and improve the borough’s appearance during the time when many students are vacating their off-campus residences. 

“Everyone wants a clean and attractive community,” he said. “We hope students take advantage of this program. This should really help keep the area cleaner and even safer.”

Residential recyclables include metal cans, glass bottles, newspapers and glossy inserts. No magazines or telephone books will be collected. There is no need to sort the recyclables, but all containers should be emptied and rinsed well before recycling.

All electronic equipment will be accepted, unless it contains radioactive, biohazard or other hazardous waste. Items such as computer monitors and hard drives, CD players, cell phones, VCRs, microwave ovens and laptop computers will be accepted.

“It’s important to get the word out about this,” said Barry Niccolai, Cal U’s dean for residence and off-campus student life. “With strong participation, this project will go a long way to enhance our community and promote green initiatives.”

Click here for examples of acceptable items to recycle.