Thursday, December 30, 2010

Recycling Center Courtesy of Local Girl Scout

Pennsylvania's Daily American reports that Rebecca Dilla, 17, has brought a recycling center to the Township of Conemaugh with cooperation from the Somerset County commissioners and supervisors as part of the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award. County-sponsored bins and a holding shed - located at the township’s municipal building - were finished earlier this month after a long search for a home. In addition to the shed and bins, Dilla made educating her peers part of the service project. She presented programs on the need for recycling to students at both the Conemaugh Township elementary and primary schools.

The recycling center is open for 24-hour drop-offs of glass, aluminum and bi-metal cans. The final part of the project is the addition of a sign for the shed being designed and donated by Minahan Sign Company, which is expected to be completed shortly. Kudos to Rebecca Dilla!

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