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Hampton sets weeklong event to collect glass for recycling
Residents who no longer have glass picked up at the curb as part of their municipality’s recycling program can make sure it stays out of a landfill by dropping it off at a weeklong glass collection event in Hampton.
Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4, glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors can be dropped off in the Hampton Swimming Pool parking lot at 3101 McCully Road. The event is being hosted by the township and state Rep. Lori Mizgorski, R-Shaler.
The event is open to residents of any community that does not offer curbside glass recycling and people who want to ensure the glass they discard is recycled instead of being sent to a landfill.
Glass containers should be empty and rinsed with the lids and labels left on. Bags and boxes used to transport the glass must be discarded off-site.
The traveling recycling bin program is conducted by the Pennsylvania Resource Council with sponsorship from Owens-Illinois and CAP Glass, which uses the glass to make new bottles, jars and other products.
PRC also is conducting a glass drop-off from Jan. 16 to 21 at the Findlay Township public works garage at 1058 Clinton Road.
PRC sponsored recycling events collected 540,000 pounds of bottles, jars and jugs for recycling in 2020.
More information about glass recycling events is available online or by calling PRC at 412-488-7490.
Upcoming blood drive benefits North Hills charity
CHROME Federal Credit Union in Wexford is hosting a blood drive Jan. 27 to help replenish the region’s supply and raise money for North Hills Community Outreach.
For every donor, Vitalant, which handles the blood collection, will make a donation to NHCO that will be matched by the credit union.
Appointments to donate blood can be made online or by calling 412-209-7000. Appointments also can be made by contacting Cyndi Funk at [email protected] or 412-477-2957.
Christmas tree pickup
Waste Management will collect and dispose of Christmas trees that are placed at the curb in January and February on the same day as trash and recyclables are picked up.
Trees must be cut to 6 feet or less and have all ornaments removed.
Hampton seeking bids for road paving
Hampton Council has given the township administration the go-ahead to advertise for bids for this year’s road paving program.
The tentative list of roads that will be paved in 2021 are: Big Rock Road, Bucktail Drive, Circle Drive, Carson Drive, Center Avenue, Hampton Valley, Highland Avenue, Isabella Avenue, Lakewood Road, Auld Avenue Extension, Orchardview Drive, Royalview Drive, Sherwood Avenue and Woodland Road.
Northern Tier Library activities
Here are some of the upcoming activities and programs at the Northern Tier Regional Library in Hampton. Some programs require registration, which can be done online or by calling the library at 724-449-2665.
• Winter Reading Challenge 2021: Join readers from across Allegheny County in the Winter Reading Challenge 2021, which runs through Feb. 28.
Log the books and activities you complete through Beanstack to earn points for chances to win a prize. Beanstack can be accessed through carnegielibrary.beanstack.org or downloaded as an app.
• Family Movie Nights: Enjoy some movies, a cup of hot chocolate and a bag of popcorn on a cold winter night by picking up a Family Movie Night Kit. Check the library’s Facebook page for the current surprise movie themes.
To request a kit, send a message on Facebook or call the library.
• Take-Home Crafts: Kids and adults of all ages are invited to create and enjoy a simple weekly take-home craft.
The six-week program runs from until Feb. 8. Call or register online to reserve a weekly supply kit that can be picked up and enjoyed at home. Registration is required each week to account for supplies.
• The Weekly Project: This six-week program features a variety of activities that children can do with their families at home, including cooking, crafting, art and STEM. Register online or by telephone to get take-home materials for the program that runs through Feb. 8.
• Knit Lit: Jan. 21, 6 p.m.: Learn to knit, crochet and do crafts or bring your project to the Zoom gathering to work on with others while participants chat about their latest reads. Registration required to receive the Zoom link.
• Take-Home Maker Mondays: Participants can pick up a supply kit and follow a weekly tutorial video that will be posted on the library’s various social media pages.
This month’s projects are: Letter Tile Coasters, Jan. 18; and Paper Lanterns, Jan. 25.
The library also offers the following winter programs for kids. See the website or call for additional details.
• Toddler Story Time: Through Feb. 9, uploads Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool Story Time: Through Feb. 10, uploads Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Rhymes, Songs, & Yoga Poses: Through Feb. 11, uploads Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
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