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Elk County C.A.R.E.S.

It was 19 years ago come October when this photo was taken during a two-day cleanup along Bendigo Road. The shirt was in a bag of discarded clothing that was thrown over the bank along with so many other things, including this console television. And it seemed uncannily appropriate, the stories that all garbage tells. We have come a long way since then, but there is still a story here. These days we hear them at the recycling center, especially with electronics. "It still works," or "we're cleaning out my mother's house," or any number of reasons something is delivered here. We've been recycling electronics for over 15 years, and from January through August, we handled over 150,000 pounds. Each pound was touched by staff or volunteer, separated into the appropriate box or pallet, weighed up and stored until pickup. Come January we will happily take electronics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when we are open to the public. But we will no longer have monthly Saturday collections. Please spread the word. The final regular Saturday collection will be on December 21. ...

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