Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities 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 31st, 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 every where, 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 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a list of some quick-and-easy ways to deal with items that should not be sent to landfills or recycled at the curb.
Although April 22 is officially Earth Day, it's not too early for residents of Robinson, Moon or Crescent townships to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The Pennsylvania Resource Council and partners will hold a Hard to Recycle collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. For the first time, the event will accept hard, white, molded Polystyrene packing material for free, thanks to a partnership with NOVA Chemicals and Appliance Warehouse. Fees apply to some items. See the list here plus additional details in the flyer. 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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If the holidays are expected to bring 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.
If the holidays are expected to bring 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…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The event takes place June 2.
The Moon Township Environmental Advisory Committee on June 2 will sponsor its annual township recycling day at the Moon Municipal Building. Residents can drop off used items including tires, appliances, electronics and construction materials at the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to township residents only. The township will also conduct electronics collects events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28 and Oct. 27 in front of the Moon Municipal Building. Residents can drop off items such as printers, laptops and televisions for proper disposal. Those with questions about the events should contact the Moon Municipal Building at 412.262.1700.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Residents can drop off the devices to be properly recycled.
Moon residents can dispose of old electronics Saturday at the Moon Municipal Building. The township will be collecting used electronic devices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be collected for proper disposal include computers, televisions and phones. According to the state's new Covered Device Recycling Act, which takes effect in January, electronic devices and their compontents may no longer be disposed of with municipal solid waste or taken to landfills. Instead, they must be properly recycled through designated electronic recycling facilities. Click on the media in this article to view a PDF of the new law. No construction materials or tires will be accepted at the event, which is open to residents in surrounding …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Annual recycling day will be held in the summer.
The Moon Environmental Advisory Council announced the date of the township's annual recycling day last night. The council also appointed Dan Swalga as its new chairman during its first meeting of the year. The recycling day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the township municipal building. It's free to participate, but only residents are able to drop off unwanted items, including construction materials, appliances and electronics. Items that will be accepted for recycling: Reusable construction material: Electronics Appliances Tires