Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Residents experiencing delays should expect garbage to be picked up soon.
Sewickley residents who are waiting for garbage pickup will be serviced soon, according to company and borough officials. Lori Casa, spokeswoman for Waste Management, said collection services have been delayed in various service areas, including parts of Western Pennsylvania. Sewickley contracts with Waste Management. "In some cases it's due to severe weather conditions or the holiday," Casa said. Landfills in Washington County closed because of the snow, causing everything to run behind schedule, according to borough officials. Any trash that hasn't been picked up, will be hauled soon and the schedule will be as normal again on Monday, Jan. 7, officials said. -- Like Sewickley Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Households and businesses will no longer be able to dispose of TVs or computer equipment by throwing the items out with trash.
If you’ve been meaning to recycle that old TV or computer stored in the garage, there’s good news on the calendar for you—and the environment. Pennsylvania’s new Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect Jan. 24, requiring the recycling of all TVs and computer equipment discarded by households, businesses and institutions. The law 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. To find a place to take your electronics, click here for a list. Locations near Sewickley include e-cycling events in Moon and Findlay townships, the Goodwill store in Wexford and the Best Buy in Monaca. The “covered devices” that …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A team of volunteers with Paddle Without Pollution pulls out tires, metal, car parts and other junk Saturday from the Ohio River.
The weather didn't seem like it would cooperate, but the rain held off on Saturday for Paddle Without Pollution's latest volunteer day. Melissa Rohm, who started the effort last year with her husband David Rohm, said about 30 volunteers originally signed up, but the overnight rain might have scared some of them off. "The water is so high today. Some of the stuff we wanted to get is already submerged or floating down river," Rohm said. Still, that didn't stop a handful of volunteers from plugging forward, heading out from a boat launch in Glenfield, to clean up trash from the shorelines of the Ohio River. The team worked through the morning and into the afternoon, lugging piles of trash back to shore using kayaks and canoes. And there was …