Apr 24: Recycle Rama in Hampton Twp

The third annual Recycle Rama
will accept newspapers, plastic and more. The event, open to any local resident, provides an opportunity for participants to give back to their community by sending reusable items to charitable organizations throughout the North Hills and beyond. Basic recyclables include newspapers, glass, plastic and aluminum, but the program also accepts other recyclables that are not so easily discarded including:

Plastic shopping bags (donors will receive a free reusable grocery tote from Giant Eagle, Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods)

Reusable building materials will be collected by Construction Junction.

Fitzsimmons Metals will be collecting aluminum and scrap metal.

Used ink cartridges and cell phones will be sent to Recycling Fundraisers (formerly Ecophones).

The Salvation Army will collect clothing, shoes and small household items.

Hampton Middle School's Helping Hands Club will take old towels and blankets to donate to All Pets Animal Hospital in Gibsonia. The veterinarians there donate them to local animal shelters.

Eyeglasses will be collected and sent to Pittsburgh ophthalmologist Dr. Karl Olsen, who takes them on a yearly mission trip to Haiti with St. Paul's Presbyterian Church of Somerset.

Boy Scout Troop 195 and Cub Scout Troop 195 will collect used books.

Girl Scout Troop 938, for its Hampton-wear collection, will be accepting used athletic uniforms, spirit wear and sports and dance equipment that is clean and in usable condition.

Girl Scout Troop 237 will be collecting men's and women's business attire and donating it to Treasure House, a North Hills-based organization that provides clothing to people re-entering the workforce.

Girl Scout Troop 313 will collect prom dresses and formal wear for Prom Dresses for Life.

Rechargeable and alkaline batteries will be collected by Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.

JVS Electronics Recycling of Rockwood in Somerset County will remove and safely recycle any electronics. There is a charge of $5 for computer monitors and $1-per-inch charge for televisions.

Many of the organizations can provide receipts for donations for tax purposes, if requested. Recycle Rama is held rain or shine. Some items will not be accepted. These include car batteries, paint, used oil and appliances containing freon. Information on where to recycle those items in Allegheny County as well as a handout listing recycling spots open throughout the year will be available.

10am - 1pm in the parking lot of the high school on McCully Road.

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