Just in a week's time, all those newspapers, old magazines, junk mail and office paper can really stack up.
In the trash, it fills landfills. But if it is recycled, it can benefit the more than 30 municipal governments, civic groups and schools in the Woodland Hills and Wilkinsburg area that participate in fundraising programs through AbiBow Recyling.
"It's a wonderful, wonderful program," said Stacey Boggs, a customer strategist with AbiBow.
She said organizations generally earn between $100 and $1,000 a month through the fundraising effort. And the environment benefits, too.
Within two weeks of collection, the paper products are recycled into newsprint, Boggs said.
Generally, the following items are accepted: Newspapers, inserts, magazines, catalogs, office and school papers, and mail. To see more specific information, as well as items that are not accepted, see the attached PDF.
Here's a list of the recycling bins in our area. Unless otherwise noted, the location is the participating recycling host:
Forest Hills Borough (400 Braddock Rd., borough pool)
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living, 900 Rebecca Ave.
Kelly Elementary School, 400 Kelly Ave.
Wilkinsburg Public Library, 605 Ross Ave.
Heritage Community Initiatives, 400 Braddock Ave.
Braddock Hills Borough Building, 1300 Brinton Rd.
Braddock Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 513 Park Ave.
Good Shepherd Church, 1600 Brinton Rd.
Chalfant Volunteer Fire Company, 144 Rossmore St.
Woodland Hills High School Band PTO
Tyke's Shell Service, 2531 Greensburg Pike
Churchill Borough, 2300 William Penn Highway
Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Rd.
East Pittsburgh Police Animal Fund, 325 Electric Ave.
East Pittsburgh VFW (Mon Valley Initiative), 401 Draper St.
Woodland Hills Academy, 326 Monroeville Ave.
Electric Heights United Methodist Church, 601 James St.
Wilkins Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 (Century Club of Wilkins), 109 Powell St.
Wilkins Township Municipal Building (Century Club of Wilkins), 110 Peffer Rd.
Wilkins Primary School, 362 Churchill Rd.
To check out other locations in the Pittsburgh area, click here.
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