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Recycling | Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority shares updates

Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority recycling updates are plenty this month.


Local recycling video takes second place at state conference:

Mimi Cooper, of the Centre Region COG, and I entered a video into the seventh annual Recycling FilmFest, which was held in July at a state recycling conference. We were honored with a second-place finish. Our four-minute video, “Plastic Bag: The Movie,” details the school plastic bag recycling challenge that took place in the spring. Our video features local elementary students, some funny parents and a cameo by Majic 99 morning DJ Jerry Valeri.

Watch it on the CCRRA1 YouTube Channel or at


CCRRA’s Bucket Brigade continues:

The CCRA is accepting 5-gallon plastic buckets at our facility, 253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte. The buckets will be reused as small recycling bins for student housing. Buckets must be clean with no writing, images or labels.

If you have buckets to donate, please contact me for details. CCRRA will pick up large quantities of acceptable buckets, if needed. Please do not leave buckets next to our recycling dropoff containers.


Community Resource Fair to be held Oct. 4:

The 2014 Community Resource Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the State College Municipal Building during the Downtown State College Fall Festival. There will be great food from local vendors, arts and crafts for kids, and a variety of activities.

The Community Resource Fair is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Centre County community. I will staff a recycling information booth during the fair, so stop by and say “Hi.”


TerraCycle a hit on the reality TV circuit:

You may have heard of TerraCycle, a company out of New Jersey that “upcycles” waste. You can see behind the scenes as TerraCycle now has its own TV show.

The show, “Human Resources,” premiered last month and has 10 episodes for viewing. “Human Resources” can be seen on the Pivot Network (Channel 267 on DirecTV).


Former interns prove a no-waste wedding is possible:

When former CCRRA interns Elly and Chris were married last month, they put a lot of work into making sure their event was “no waste.”

Recycling bins were placed to collect the plastic bottles and metal cans, and compost containers were abundant for food scraps, paper plates, napkins and compostable utensils and cups. Kudos to their wonderful efforts.


Green Business Partnership applications due Oct. 10:

Don’t forget that the deadline to submit your Green Business Partnership Application is Oct. 10. Visit for additional details on our new recognition program.

Thanks for recycling.