Get Less Junk Mail

3945189711_289fc5ba25_oIf your New Year’s Resolutions include getting more organized one way to start is to get less Junk Mail. The Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA), a longtime provider of recycling services in the region is proud to announce the availability of a “Junk Mail Reduction Kit” for the residents of its service area. One of SECCRA’s major objectives is to provide a regional waste management approach to municipal solid waste issues in southern Chester County. Waste reduction is part of this approach. Continue reading Get Less Junk Mail

Don’t Forget To Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012!

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day. All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter’s names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.  Acceptable IDs include:

  • PA Driver’s License or Non-driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • U.S. Military ID– active duty and retired military (a military or veteran’s ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite). Military dependents’ ID must contain an expiration date.

If you do not have one of these IDs, and require one for voting purposes, you may be entitled to get one FREE OF CHARGE at a PennDOT Driver License Center. To find the Driver License Center nearest you, and learn what supporting documentation you will need to get a photo ID visit PennDOT’s Voter ID Website or call the Department of State’s Voter ID Hotline at 1-877-VotesPA (868-3772).

Additional voting information, specific to Chester County, can be found at Chesco Voter Services (see below link) or by calling (610) 344-6410.

http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=156

2012 Local Farm Product Guide Now Available!

FarmGuide250_thumbThe Chester County Agricultural Development Council is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and has released the 2012 edition of the Local Farm Product Guide.  The guide recognizes agriculture as an important component of the County’s economy and introduces readers to some of the farmers and organizations committed to advancing agriculture in our area. The guide also includes a list of over 100 producers within the county with maps to their locations.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

2012 HHW Collection Events Schedule

ACCEPTABLE E-WASTE NOT ACCEPTABLE
CPUs/Laptop Computers
Monitors
Printers
Copiers (desktop & stand-alone)
CRT Televisions and Non-CRT Televisions
Answering Machines
Camcorders
Cell Phones
Docking Stations
Electric Typewriters
Fax/Copy Machines/Duplicators
Microwaves
Pagers
Radios
Remote Controls/Gaming Consoles/Controllers
Stereo/Tape/CD Players
Telephones & Equipment
Toner/Ink Cartridges
VCR/DVD Players
Testing Equipment
Explosives & Ammunition
Household Batteries
Tires
Appliances with Freon
Used Motor Oil
Latex Paint
Unidentified Waste
Smoke Detectors can be put in trash

Arbor Day Tree Planting at Sadsbury Woods Preserve

Saturday, April 30 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Did you know that over a 50-year lifetime a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,350 worth of soil erosion?

With your help, we’ll plant 1,400 trees at our Sadsbury Woods Preserve at this event, so it’s easy to calculate the long-term impact of our efforts! (To save you the math, that’s almost $227 million.)

Join us for a the whole morning, or for just a few hours. Children and groups of any size are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Please wear boots or shoes that can get muddy, and bring work gloves and a
shovel, if possible. We’ll be digging holes, planting seedlings, and placing
protective tree tubes around the trees.

This event made possible through partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, TreeVitalize, PA Department of Environmental Protection, and Chester County Conservation District, and Natural Lands Trust.

Pre-registration is required. Please email Mandy Santiago or call her at 610-353-5587 ext. 266.