Penn State Extension Helps With Electronic Recycling Event in McKean
Posted: June 23, 2015
Cliff Lane, McKean County Commissioner, shakes hands with Jeff Tanner, President of PA CleanWays Of McKean County at the recycling event in Bradford, PA
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, assisted PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, and several other organizations to conduct an electronic recycling event at the Bradford Public Works site in Bradford, PA, on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 10AM to 2PM. Hundreds of McKean County Residents took advantage of the event and filled three trucks full of electronics. PA Clean Ways contracts with JVS Environmental of Rockwood, PA. Sixteen volunteers assisted with the project and the following organizations and business cooperated including: Penn State Extension, the McKean County Conservation District, McKean County Adult Probation, the City of Bradford, and Domino’s Pizza provided a reduced price on lunch for the event workers.
Electronic waste can no longer be taken to Pennsylvania landfills and this is a real issue in rural parts of the state where a lot of electronic recycling options are not available.