Armstrong County Hard-To-Recycle Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by County Systems Administrator   
Thursday, 05 October 2017 14:43


The 2017 Hard-to-Recycle Day collected thousands of pounds in materials that may otherwise have ended up in landfills.

In just four hours beginning at 8 a.m. on September 16, more than 2,000 used tires rolled through the Armsdale Complex in Rayburn Township during the 2017 Armstrong County Hard-To-Recycle Day.

“There was a steady stream of cars,” said Armstrong County Recycling Coordinator Dennis Hawley. “The amount of tires was more than I expected.”

In addition to a total of 2,200 tires and 235 gallons of used motor oil, area residents dropped off more than 7,600 pounds of items that included lead acid batteries; recyclable plastic; cardboard and newspaper; steel and aluminum cans; brown, green and clear glass; and scrap metal.

“It was a great day,” said Michelle Reefer, CEO of the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County.

According to Reefer, the amount of tires collected surpassed last year’s total.

“One entire tractor trailer was full of tires by 9:15 a.m.,” Reefer said.

There was also a significant increase in the amount of white goods collected. Those items included large household appliances like refrigerators, air conditioning units, washers and dryers.

The Hard to Recycle Day was a collaborative effort between Armstrong County, the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County, Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. For more information about the Armstrong County Recycling Program call Dennis Hawley at 724-763-6316.

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