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Upper St. Clair Celebrates America Recycles Day

Today, citizens are encouraged to have a recycling mindset.

Today, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day and Upper St. Clair is taking part.

The commissioners adopted a proclamation encouraging citizens to have a recycling mindset and continue to explore and implement best recycling practices.

"The community is encouraged to further participate in recycling and recognize that by recycling smarter, an impact on decreasing the pressure of landfills and reducing our carbon footprint are setting a better example for others to follow," the proclamtion stated.

"It's the right thing and best thing to do for our community and the world at large," said Ron Sarrick, Upper St. Clair Public Works' buildings/grounds and sustainability administrator.

Each Upper St. Clair household has been provided with one 32-gallon recycling bin. Additional bins are available at the Public Works Department for $13. Click here to see what you can recycle and when the township's recycling contractor comes by your house.

The township also holds e-cycling events on the second Saturday of each month in the township parking lot.

"We've made it really easy to be responsible," said Russell Del Re, Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners vice president.

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