Spring Hard To Recycle Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sally Conklin   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 08:45

The Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County is pleased to announce that the spring
“Hard to Recycle” Day that was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. was a very successful event. Len Meneely, CEO of the Progressive Workshop stated "I
continue to be totally amazed at the response of the community to our Hard to Recycle
Days. The most recent event produced, by far, more materials than we ever expected. It is
rewarding to recognize how important the program is to effectively keep materials out of
roadside dumps and landfills and to be recycled into useful products. Once again "Thanks"
to all who brought materials or in any way helped out with the program!"

Items that were received for recycling were: clean car and truck tires with a $1.00 charge,
white goods with a $10.00 fee for items containing Freon, scrap metal, used motor oil, lead
acid batteries, office paper, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, bi-metal cans, aluminum
cans, #1 & #2 plastic bottles & jugs, clear, green and brown glass bottles & jars and

The total hard-to-recycle items collected was 1517 tires, 27.6 tons of electronics, 7 units of
lead-acid batteries, 5 tons of scrap metal, and 178 gallons of motor oil.
We would like to thank the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, the Armstrong
Recycling Center, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, P. J. Greco
Sons of Kittanning, Bradigans, Sheetz and e-loop for their sponsorship and support of this
successful event.

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Or contact:

Sally Conklin, Planning Division Director
Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development
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Roy Cigola, Marketing Manager
Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County
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