Lansdowne Environmental News – March 16, 2012

Lansdowne Environmental News – March 16, 2012

Greetings!

I am Marianne Saylor, the new Chairperson of Lansdowne Borough Council’s Environment Committee. As such, I am working to fill the shoes of my predecessor, Barbara Silzle. Barb did an excellent job keeping our community up to date on all environmental news and issues. I am now endeavoring to do the same. I hope I can count on all of you to help me spread environmental news by sending me items you think might be of general interest.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event – Saturday, March 17th

The Borough of Lansdowne in partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council presents a Household Electronic Waste Recycling event in the Highland Avenue parking lot next to the Lansdowne Fire House. The event is your opportunity to get rid of old computers, printers, peripherals, TVs, remote controls, game consoles, cables, audio equipment, and other electronic waste. There will be an $8 fee for disposal of console televisions. All other items are free.

Yard Waste – March 21st

It is going to be a beautiful weekend. If you clean up your yard, please keep the following guidelines in mind for the curbside Yard Waste Pick Up. The terrific program provides for proper disposal of yard waste and does not add to the Borough’s waste tonnage.

Leave at the curb

Place yard debris directly in trash cans or large brown paper yard waste bags sold at hardware and grocery stores

Branches and sticks must be no more than four feet long and should be bundled together and tied with string

No plastic bags, please

No dirt or stones

Program runs all year round once or twice per month (see below for exact dates)

Yard waste must be out to your curb by 7 am on the scheduled pickup date

Pick-ups occur on Wednesdays on the dates listed below

In the Fall, do not place leaves in with yard waste – utilize the borough’s curb-side Leaf Collection program

Soil to Spoon – March 24th 12:30 – 3:00pm and March 26th 3:30-5:00 pm

For grades K-12. Do you know where your food comes from? Learn about how you can grow your own food an make yourself a healthy snack! Kids will also get all the supplies they need to create posters for a chance to win up to $100 for the National Association of Conservation Districts’ 2012 Poster Contest. Sponsored by the Lansdowne Yeadon Elm Street Program. The event will be held at the Lansdowne Public Library, Bany Community Room, 55 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050.

Rain Garden Design Workshop – May 3rd – 7:00-8:30pm

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will be presenting a Rain Garden Design Workshop. This event will take place at Lansdowne Public Library, Bany Community Room, 55 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050.

Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day – April 21st – 9:30am – 12:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day one day early by helping to clean up Lansdowne! This year, we will clean in the Main Street Corridor and the Nature Trail at Interboro Park. Join us at Borough Green for the downtown clean up or at Interboro Park for the Nature Trail clean up. All supplies will be provided.

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