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Armstrong County announces ‘hard to recycle’ event

April 7, 2018 GMT

Armstrong County is holding its spring “hard to recycle” day late this month.

Residents looking for a way to dispose of tires, appliances and used motor oil will have the chance to do so April 28, according to the county Department of Planning and Development.

The event will be held at the Armsdale Complex, located at 139 Armsdale Road, in Rayburn Township from 8 a.m. to noon.

Also accepted for recycling are lead acid batteries, cans, bottles, plastic and paper products.

Large appliances can be dropped off, through there is a $10 fee for appliances containing refrigerants.

Car and light truck tires without rims are accepted with a disposal charge of $1 each.

Items that won’t be accepted:

Large truck tires and soiled or burnt tires; light bulbs, chemicals, paint, syringes, pharmaceuticals, wood, mattresses, electronics and items from businesses or dealers.

The event is a collaboration between Armstrong County, the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County, the Armstrong Center for Community Learning, and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

“Hard to recycle day is a very important day for the Armstrong County community to safely dispose of several different items,” Michelle Reefer, CEO of the Progressive Workshop, said in a release. “We hope that the residents take advantage of this day so that waste does not end up disposed of improperly.”

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.