Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities that you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it's come and gone. But we're here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day and every day? On May 31, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It's the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything and start biking everywhere—immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day and use and/or abuse because of our …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Regent Square and Forest Hills, Swissvale, Edgewood and Wilkinsburg boroughs to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Gulf Trading and Transport, Braddock Borough Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils Call the Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for information about used oil recycling …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Collection begins Friday, April 5, on a schedule that rotates bi-weekly in the borough.
It's big. It's blue. And it's a sign that Churchill's going green. The new recycling bins started arriving in Churchill Borough this week. Crews made the rounds, dropping off the bright blue bins to residences throughout the borough. The first collection date is Friday, April 5, depending where you live. The borough is using an alternating weekly schedule for collection. For more information, visit churchillrecycles.org. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Find out more about the borough's move to automated single-stream recycling that's coming in April.
Churchill Trash Committee and Friends of Recycling will present two seminars leading up to the start of recycling in Churchill Borough this April. The sessions will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, in the Yagle Room at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway. The presentation will inform residents of everything they need to know about the automated single-stream recycling. For more information, visit churchillrecycles.org. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Households, businesses will no longer able to dispose of TV’s, computer equipment through Waste Management.
If the holidays brought you new electronics or you’ve been keeping an old console TV in the garage in hopes an electronics recycling event would appear, there’s good news on the calendar for you—and the environment. Pennsylvania’s new Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect in January and requires the recycling of all TVs and computer equipment being discarded by households, businesses and institutions. The law also provides free recycling for these devices being disposed of by households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Larger businesses are required to pay for electronics recycling. “For the last several weeks we have informed our customers that our collection crews will not pick up TV’s and computer equipment beginning …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Single-stream recycling will make this new service easy, with no separating or sorting.
Churchill Borough residents will begin recycling on April 1, 2013. The recycling program through Republic Services will provide a large blue recycling tub to each residence about March 15, a few weeks before the recycling collection starts. Recyclables can be deposited in the tub with no separating or sorting needed. Guidelines for recycling are: Permissible Not permissible _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Collection boxes are located in the main office at the borough building on Ardmore Boulevard.
Wondering what to do with those empty printer cartridges? Cell phones? Rechargeable batteries? Old eyeglasses? Inside the main office door of the Forest Hills Borough Building on Ardmore Boulevard are boxes to collect those items for recycling. Nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, nickel zinc and small sealed lead rechargeable batteries can be dropped off for recycling, as well as used cell phones. Both ink jet and laser printer cartridges are accepted, too. Proceeds from recycling will be used for recreational equipment for the borough's parks. Forest Hills Lions Club also has a box to accept donations of used eyeglasses to help children and adults who cannot afford them. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Todd Meyer and Wayne Treichel Jr. used salvaged materials from Construction Junction to renovate and create.
Two Swissvale men are winners in the Post-Gazette and Construction Junction's second annual Reuse Inspiration Contest. Todd Meyer, an architect, won for home renovation projects by redesigning a plain banquet room into a rustic, vintage eyecatcher for E² restaurant in Highland Park. Wayne Treichel Jr. won for original artwork. He designed a Tiffany-style lampshade from pieces of broken glass he found by the Monongahela River and used pieces found at Construction Junction for the base. Both had to use the recycled and surplus building materials sold at Construction Junction, a non-profit retailer in Point Breeze. To find out more, click here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This is a safe way to get rid of old computers and other devices.
Bring your unwanted computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, cell phones, digital cameras, chargers, adapters, microwaves, stereo systems, VCRs, televisions to the Forest Hills Westinghouse Lodge parking lot between Greensburg Pike and Barclay Ave at Perry Street this Saturday, hosted by Goodwill. Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is the non-profit of choice for Safe, Easy and Free recycling of computers and electronics. All data hard-drives are data destroyed to Department of Defense standards. By donating your unwanted computers, you are helping Goodwill provide employment to those who refurbish and salvage them. Goodwill also offers expert services to help people overcome physical, mental, educational, social and economic …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Local business rescues building goods from the scrap heap while helping build new lives.
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- Lisa Flowers
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The true treasure among the thousands of antique, vintage and modern building goods lining the aisles of Construction Junction in Point Breeze isn't made of wood or marble. It is not the retro-kitsch housewares, nor even the sparkling crystal chandeliers and massive architectural pieces that loom overhead. It is not in the dusty "pirate chest" nor the collectible door knobs or the sentimental favorite, a reclaimed Civic Arena box glass door still bearing a frosted Penguins logo. To sense the true treasure, you have to see what this nonprofit does for its people. This business takes what others just want to rid themselves of—and gives it new life and purpose. Sometimes those unwanted items—are people. For those efforts, Construction …