CITY OF HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM AT “EARTH DAY” PRESS CONFERENCE AND PLANT TREE FOR “ARBOR DAY”

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April 21, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Recycling Coordinator John Rarig will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on “Earth Day” at City Hall to announce a new recycling program for Harrisburg residents. Then, he will plant a tree in Harrisburg Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. to honor “Arbor Day.”

The Mayor will start the day with the Press conference at City Hall to provide details of new recycling initiatives for Harrisburg businesses and residences.

“There will be some important changes in the city’s recycling program,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse, “and we are asking for the cooperation of city residents and businesses to help improve our collection of recyclables and trash.”

Businesses already have been contacted about changes in the city’s commercial recycling program, which is similar to the residential program, the Mayor said.

Both residents and businesses will receive new trash and recycling containers, and the city no longer will accept glass in regular recycling.  All paper products will be recycled in the new program.

New trash and recycling containers are expected to be distributed to residents later this year, while businesses will receive new containers in May.

After the press conference on recycling, Mayor Papenfuse will join arborists from local tree services who will donate their time and professional skills to prune some of the healthy trees on the historic cemetery grounds and remove some dead trees.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com; or call 717 255 3015.

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