Tag: Lansdowne Yard Waste Wednesday

Lansdowne Environmental News – April 10, 2012

Lansdowne Environmental News – April 10, 2012

Greetings!
Yard Waste – April 11 and April 18
There are two days for yard waste pick-up this month.  The first is tomorrow and the second is next Wednesday.  Please adhere to the following guideline to properly dispose of yard waste and help the Borough save on tipping fees:
  • 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
Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day – April 21st – 9:30am – 12:00pm
Join us for the annual effort to clean-up Lansdowne and beautify our community.  This year we will be working on both 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.
Winter Farmers Market – Saturday, April 21 
From 9:00 to 11:00 am, the Lansdowne Farmers Market returns for the final off-season market prior to the start of regular markets on May 26. Featuring an assortment of regular market vendors plus some new ones, the winter markets take place at the usual location in the lot at 30 North Lansdowne Avenue.
Recycling Reminder

Recycling Materials Include:

  • Metal: Tin and aluminum cans, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans
  • Glass: Jars and bottles all colors.
  • Mixed Paper: Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), phone books, paperboard (cereal boxes, beer cartons), computer paper, flyers, soda and beer cartons (no food-soiled paper or cardboard such as pizza boxes, please!)
  • Plastic Containers: Recycle #1,2,4,5,7 plastics ONLY Look for one of these numbers on the bottom of the container to see if it’s acceptable.
  • Cardboard: Empty and flattened

And now for the Don’ts:

Don’t bag material. , No food waste, No windows, mirrors, light bulbs or glass ware, No foam or Styrofoam.

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.

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – December 7, 2011

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – December 7, 2011

Hello Lansdowners,

 

Welcome to my final email to you all. It has been a great pleasure serving on Lansdowne Borough Council and chairing the Environment Committee, a committee that was newly formed when I joined Council. I want to thank you all for your commitment to the environmental efforts of the borough and the planet. Over the last 4 years, the borough’s diversion rate (the amount of trash diverted from the trash stream and to the recycling stream) has increased from 13% to 28%. That’s some serious improvement. We added recycling cans at the train stations, throughout the main shopping corridor and in our parks, and at public events like the Farmers Market and the Arts Festival, and we increased the Yard Waste program so that that very heavy waste gets diverted out of the trash stream (where it gets weighed and we all pay the County a fee for the pleasure). While I decided not to run for another 4-yr term on Council, other Lansdowne residents decided to step forward, and I’m delighted to say that one, Marianne Henry Saylor, will be taking over the helm of the Environment Cmte effective January 1st. And I’m thrilled to say that she has agreed to take over these periodic email reminders so we’ll all know when to put out our yard waste and rake our leaves.

 

So, here’s my final e-news.

 

YARD WASTE WEDS.

This coming Weds. 12/7, is Yard Waste Wednesday. Be sure to put out your paper bags (no plastic!) or trash cans full of clippings etc., and have them out to the curb Tuesday night. Please don’t put them out days in advance. And please, if you have a neighbor who is trying to do the right thing and puts out yard waste but does it incorrectly (days early or in plastic bags), please reach out and let them know the drill. Sometimes folks just need to know the procedures in town and they’re more than happy to comply. Hey, it takes a village, right?

 

YARD WASTE WEDS EXPANDED!

Great news. In one of my previous emails I mentioned that Yard Waste Wednesdays will take a hiatus in January and February. A resident wrote back to me and asked if there’s any chance the borough could collect during those months because he inevitably has debris and would rather not put it in the trash, and certainly didn’t want to have to hold onto it until March. His request was perfectly timed, as the borough was able to add those collections and do it in time to have those dates on the 2012 trash and recycling magnets. So, there will now be year-round Yard Waste collections in Lansdowne! November through February will have one collection per month, and March through October will have two. Keep your eyes out for the schedule on the magnet. This program saves us all $$ in that County fee, and it’s great for the environment.

 

LEAF COLLECTION

We’re entering the final days of leaf collection. Please go to http://lansdowneborough.com/leaf-collection/ to see the schedule and make sure your leaves are out in the curb in time. If you have a stubborn tree that doesn’t give up it’s final leaves until after the leaf collection, you can gather and put them out with your Yard Waste.

 

FINAL WORDS

Serving on Council has been an incredible experience. I’ve met so many of you who care deeply about Lansdowne, who volunteer your time, support our local businesses, care for your neighbors and neighborhoods, and who push us in the government to do better. I love that the elected officials in Lansdowne don’t get paid, we on Council and the Mayor volunteer our time, and it’s an honor to serve. When I think of democracy, I hear Lincoln’s powerful words: “….government of the people, by the people, for the people…” And that’s how it works here in Lansdowne. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to play my part. And thank you for playing yours.

 

See you around town!

 

Take care,

Barbara

 

Barbara Silzle

Lansdowne Borough Council

Chair, Environment Committee