Centre County household hazardous waste collection nets 57,000 pounds of materials

The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority took in about 57,000 pounds of materials during the annual household hazardous waste collection event Friday and Saturday.

Residents of 33 of the county’s 35 municipalities and seven surrounding counties as well as Erie County participated in the event. Participants represented 1,070 households.

Joanne Shafer, Centre County’s deputy executive director/recycling coordinator, said residents “want to protect the beauty of our county. Clean air and water are key to the economy of our area.”