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Recycling: Mark your calendar for spring events

There are so many Earth-friendly events coming up in April. Check out a description of each event below and be sure to take advantage of as many as possible.

Recycled Art Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania

Stop by the Art Alliance from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 8 for a recycled art exhibit reception. Local recycled pieces will be on display, and art lovers can peruse the exhibit and vote for their favorites. Select pieces will then be displayed at Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority’s Interpretive Center from April 12 to May 6.

Earth Day Birthday, Millbrook Marsh

From 2 to 5 p.m. April 10, enjoy an afternoon of educational fun about the earth and how to protect it. Visit displays from local environmental organizations, enjoy kids’ activities and crafts, food, games and more. Earth Day Birthday is great fun for the whole family.

Watershed Cleanup Day, picnic to follow

Consider being part of the 20th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to noon April 23. Since 1997, Watershed Cleanup Day volunteers have removed more than 5.8 million pounds of waste from local streams, roadways, sinkholes and illegal dumpsites. Local businesses, municipalities, faith groups, Scout troops, organizations and individuals have all participated to help clean up central Pennsylvania. You can volunteer to help ClearWater Conservancy rid Centre County’s lands and waters of tons of illegally disposed wastes. Individuals, families and groups can sign up at

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, CCRRA

The annual HHW Collection Event, sponsored by the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Centre County residents may bring HHW items such as oil-based paints, insecticides, toxic chemicals, cleaners, CFL bulbs, fluorescent tubes, flammables, etc., to the Recycling & Refuse Authority located at 253 Transfer Road (near the Nittany Mall), for proper recycling and disposal.

Do not bring latex paint, used motor oil, antifreeze, medications or alkaline batteries to the event. Contact the CCRRA at or 238-7005 for questions regarding the collection event.

If you plan to attend the HHW event, why not make the most of your trip and bring along any old computers or electronics that need recycling. The electronics drop-off site (located at Building E) will be open during the event. There is also a recycling container (located outside of Gate 3) for miscellaneous plastics (yogurt containers, plastic food containers, etc.), so bring those along as well. Last, but not least, copies of the “Delectable Delights from the Dump” cookbook will be available for $10 each. This is a once a year event so don’t miss it.

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Amy Schirf is education coordinator for the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. For more recycling news or to request to receive facility updates, email aschirf@centrecounty