We had perfect weather for this event. About 100 volunteers filled a large dumpster with debris removed from the streets of Midtown, plus a bunch of tires and televisions. And this was just part of the City-wide event coordinated with Clean and Green Harrisburg and other organizations. According to C&GH, 347 volunteers removed 22.39 tons of litter and 300 tires from the streets of Harrisburg. Thanks to all who made this happen! Here are the photos we have. If you took any photos, please send them our way. We had news coverage from Fox 43, ABC 27, and CBS 21 and some photographs in May’s copy of TheBurg.
Since early 2013, Pennsylvania Law has prohibited disposal of televisions, computers, and other electronic products with regular trash. Because these items will not be collected when placed at the curb with other trash, it encourages scavengers to break them to remove metals from within, potentially leaving a pile of glass and plastic for you to clean up.
The only way to properly dispose of these items is to drop them off for free at the Dauphin County Recycling Center. But the DCRC is not open extensive hours and traveling there can be quite a hassle.
Our Uptown neighbors are making proper disposal a bit more convenient by organizing a one-time Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, January 25. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you may freely and responsibly dispose of any item, broken or working, that has or had a cord or operated on batteries, except for appliances or items containing Freon, in the parking lot of the Camp Curtin YMCA (2135 N. 6th St.).
If you have questions, contact Ellen Crist, email@example.com or 717-816-7134.
Volunteers have spent countless hours over the past few years cleaning up Midtown.Friends of Midtown’s Beautification Committee is looking to keep these projects ongoing and are looking for your help to achieve these goals.
We will be discussing scheduling dates for the 2013 committee projects, our partnership with the Green Urban Initiative, and consideration of incorporating TreeVitalize Initiative.
Since TreeVitalize launched in 2004, over 20,000 trees have been planted in urban areas across the state providing additional green space.
If you are interested in learning more about our goals or wish to participate in this year’s projects, the next Beautification Committee meeting in the second floor pews of the Midtown Scholar (1302 N. 3rd St.) at 6:15 p.m.
On October 20, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Friends of Midtown is coordinating a beautification project at the park at Penn and Sayford streets.
The intended focus is to repaint the playground equipment, repaint games on the asphalt, trim trees, lubricate swings, and lay tanbark under the equipment. However, the scope of the project is limited by materials and labor donated for that day. FOM has plenty of gloves, bags, and water, but we will need the following to achieve our goals: