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Recycle holiday wrapping, cards

Program being held to month's end

January 5, 2012
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

Canfield residents are urged to bring their wrapping paper and greeting cards in for recycling. A program targeting the products is under way and will run until Jan. 31.

Residents who have gift wrap and cards to recycle are asked to place them in a brown paper bag and drop them off at the recycling bin behind Cardinal Joint Fire District Fire Station 2, 5007 Messerly Road in the township.

"Remember to remove ribbons and to exclude foil wrap," said Canfield Township recycling coordinator Linda Wood.

Another seasonal collection that will be taking place in the township is the Christmas tree recycling program. Wood said the township participated in it last year and it was successful.

"Last year's Christmas tree recycling program saw 210 trees dropped off at the Messerly Road site," Wood said. "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources uses the trees as fish habitat at area lakes."

As for how the recycling is going for the township, Wood said it is on a steady increase. She said second quarter totals for Canfield was at 250,534 pounds collected from curbside and drop-off at Messerly Road. The McCune Park drop-off site is calculated separately at 25, 420 for the reported quarter. Also, Mill Creek MetroPark's farm recycling site came in at 163, 612 pounds.

"I believe the Metro Park Farm had six bins last year," Wood said. "Messerly Road has one 30-yard co-mingle bin. I am currently discussing some additional recycling ideas with the trustees for 2012."



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