Friends Of The Little Aughwick Creek

Mission: "To protect and promote the environment and water quality within the Little Aughwick Creek Watershed. Strategies to achieve the mission include education to enhance public understanding of water issues, data collection, community activism, and promoting good quality land use planning."

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Compared to using materials once, then throwing them away and having to replace them, recycling saves energy, dramatically reduces pollution from manufacturing, and avoids the destruction of natural resources that occurs when extracting virgin materials. At the current national rate of about 26%, recycling saves enough energy to supply the needs of 9 million U.S. households. And recycling paper cuts down on air and water pollution while reducing pressure to cut down our remaining forests and convert them into monotonous tree farms. Recycling not only benefits the enviroment, it helps create jobs. Pennsylvania has 3,247 recycling and reuse establishments employing 81,322 people with a total annual payroll of nearly $2.9 billion.

  • Recycling cuts pollution and conserves natural resources.
  • Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recycling conserves energy.
  • Recycling programs that are sensibly designed and implemented can be cost-competitive with solid waste landfilling and incineration.
  • Recycling creates jobs and reduces costs in manufacturing sectors that are an important part of our economy
Please click on item or scroll down to find where you can recycle that item. We will be adding more items, so please check back!

Appliance and Electronics
Cell Phone
Bottles(Plastic & Glass), Cans, & Paper
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs
Computers, Monitors & Electronics
Motor Oil

Stop Wasteful Junk Mail
Government Recycling Links
Free Cycle  Giving & receiving FREE items
Charitable Recycling
Recycling Saves Money & Creative Ways to Recycle
A Kids Guide to Recycling

RECYCLING SAVES MONEY/CREATIVE WAYS TO RECYCLE is a dynamic recycling and green living-focused website that makes recycling, conserving, reusing and living wisely easy.

 Appliance and Electronics
Appliance and Electronic Recycling Guide Over the years, we tend to give a lot of thought and research into purchasing new appliances and electronics. However when it comes to disposing of these products, these non-biodegradable materials usually end up in landfills. You can do your part to keep recyclable electronics, such as air conditioners, cell phones, clothes washers and dryers, computers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, and televisions, from becoming buried in the earth.This website provides you with links to recycle the items listed, plus links to general recycling resources.
 Cell Phone
Almost all major wireless phone providers offer cell phone recycling programs. AT&T Reuse & Recycle      Sprint
Race To Recycle  Anyone can can get involved. We make it free and easy to lend a hand – even if you’re not part of a school organization. Simply print out a pre-paid shipping label, send it in and we'll take care of the rest. A portion of the proceeds generated from intact cell phones you send in is distributed to schools participating in the Race to RecycleTM program.

Charitable Recycling 2  Accepts cell phone donations to benefit charity of choice.

Charitable Recycling 3   Accepts mobile phones, pagers and PDA's donations to benefit charity of choice.

Get Cash for Old Cell Phone   Get cash for old cell phone (certain models)

  Bottles; Plastic Containers/Bottles, Glass Bottles, Metal Cans, Office Paper, Junk Mail, Phonebooks, Magazines & Cardboard (No sorting required)

Fulton County has four recycling drop-off bins; These are located at the old IGA parking lot (near the County Probation & Domestic Relation Office) 216 North 2nd Strret McConnellsburg, PA, at the Forbes Road School Complex, and at the Thompson and Bethel Township Municipal buildings.  You do not need to sort, just put all recyclables in the bin.

The following materials are now being accepted at all drop-off bins:

Paper and paper products: cardboard boxes (please flatten), paperboard boxes (cereal, pre-packaged items, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, etc.) paper towel and toilet paper rolls, office paper (any color), newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk-mail, phone books. Please no soil material or waxed-coated cardboard. Remove non-paper objects from paper items, such as styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.

 clear, green and brown glass food and beverage containers. NO windows, mirrors, ceramics and light bulbs, drinking glasses or broken glass

plastic bottles with necks smaller than their bases (i.e., soda and water bottles, bleach and detergent bottles, milk jugs, etc) Remove caps/lids, rinse thoroughly. It is okay to leave on labels and neck rings.
Only recycle those plastics shaped like a bottle, NO yogurt containers, magerine tubs, plastic wrap or plastic bags, Styrofoam, cups, plant pots, etc.,
aluminum, steel and bi-metal food and beverage cans are being accepted. Empty aerosol cans are also recycled.

Please be certain that all material is clean and containers have been rinsed thoroughly!!
The drop-offf bins are now comingled. That means you no longer have to seperate material; everything is mixed together in one big bin. 

Plastic bags-remove all recyclables from plastic bags, this includes plastic garbage bags-do not leave recyclables in plastic bags.
Greasy or soiled paper, broken dishes and drinking glasses, deli/take out containers, light bulbs, mirror or window glass, aluminum foil, scrape metal, margarine tubs, yogurt containers, plastic bags, plastic cups, any plastic bottle/container that the top is the same size as the body

Any questions, call Greg Reineke 717-485-3547, extension 120.

RECYCLING GLASS, PLASTIC, METAL & MORE Everything about recycling. Over 40 different weblinks to various recycling topics from why to recycle to lesson plans for kids.


  • Recycle rechargeables. Even rechargeable batteries eventually go bad, as they are designed to be recharged a finite number of times. Once a rechargeable is dead, you cannot simply throw it in the trash. The law requires you to recycle all rechargeable batteries, and the best way to do it is to take the battery back to the store you bought it from. By law, any store selling such batteries will be a proper disposal facility, and must take them back.
  • Nickel cadmium. Nicad, or nickel cadmium batteries, are especially toxic, and should never end up in a landfill, where the carcinogenic cadmium could leach into groundwater. Taking them back to the store will ensure that they don't end up in the normal waste stream.
  • Non-rechargeables. Current law does not dictate the recycling of primary, or non-rechargeable batteries like alkaline, lithium or titanium batteries. But these batteries contain potentially harmful chemicals as well, and recycling them is still the best thing to do. Take them back to a battery store for disposal, or to any municipal recycling center that accepts old batteries. It's good for the environment and for the health of future generations. Old batteries are often melted down to make new ones, so recycling is even good for keeping the price of batteries down!

Where can I recycle my used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones?

Call2Recycle® is the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. Call the consumer helpline, 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE, to find the retail collection site nearest you.

Stores that recycle:
Alltel, AT&T, Batteries Plus, Best Buy, Black & Decker, Circuit City, DeWalt, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Milwaukee Electrical Tool, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Orchard Supply, Porter Cable Service Centers, RadioShack, Remington Product Company, Sears, Staples, Target, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.  This company recycles all types of battery's by mail.

AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts take used car batteries and motor oil.

 Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs

Properly disposing or recycling CFLs is important because the bulbs contain small amounts of mercury.

Home Depot CFL recycling program recently announced that it will recycle your CFL bulbs for free at any of its stores.

IKEA stores also have recycling bins specifically for CFLs

For more info visit these websites.

 Computers, Monitors & Electronics

1-800-RECYCLING or
Repair the Environment-An Expert's Guide to Recycling Appliances & Electronics

ECycling Central - Click on state to search:

Green Guide to Recycling Electronics and Appliances Enter zip code to find where to recycle your tech gadgets, cd/dvds, monitors, computers, tvs, batteries and much more. Facts and videos too!

If you are buying a new computer ask the company if they will take your old computer to recycle. DELL and HP will do this. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lists of resources for recycling computers, including companies with take-back programs.

STAPLES , Radio Shack , Target and BEST BUY recycles many of the items they sell
including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. Most things are recycled absolutely free, with a few restrictions-even if you did not buy there.

Trade in programs

Walmart’s Gazelle online Electronics Trade-In program will pay you for your recycling efforts.

Costco has teamed up with Gazelle for an online trade-in program of its own, and Target stores have a similar online trade-in program through NextWorth

Check with the Fulton County Conservation District to see if they have any upcoming electronic recycling events. (717) 485-3547

 Motor Oil

According to the PA recycle hotline the following will take your used motor oil:
Richards Auto Sales (717) 485-3113    
Bards Automotive (71) 573-4233

AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts take used car batteries and motor oil.

For more info visit: 
Used Motor Oil - Collection and Recycling

 Stop Wasteful Junk Mail


To stop junk mail delivery, telephone solicitation lists, and e-mail lists, write to:
Mail Preference Service
P.O. Box 643 Carmel,
NY 10512
Telephone Preference Service
P.O. Box 1559
Carmel, NY 10512

E-Mail Preference List (on-line only) Enter up to 3 names

The Direct Marketing Association

National Do Not Call Registry

 Government Recycling Links

PA DEP's Recycle Home Page  Lots of recycling information from DEP EPA'S website for recycling with a list of local programs and retail and manufacturer programs
  • Learn where to recycle all sort of items, from antifreeze to yard waste, at


Freecycle works on the basic premise that some people have useful things that they don’t need anymore and that these same people are willing to give (that’s right, for free) these same items to other people who do have a use for them.
 The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,543 groups with 5,477,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free. There is a Chambersburg group.

 Charitable Recycling
If charitable recycling — or donating — is more your style, a number of organizations will accept used computers that still function properly and donate them to individuals or groups in need. World Computer Exchange accepts computer donations and gives the gift of technology to young people in developing nations. The National Cristina Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that accepts used, working computers and gives them to people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged people throughout the world.

Many Goodwill stores are now accepting old computers for their Reconnect recycling program.

 RECYCLING SAVES MONEY/CREATIVE WAYS TO RECYCLE Besides organizing your garbage and recycling glass, metals or paper, there are many ways to contribute to the cause. Let’s take a look at the different ways you can contribute to recycling.

 Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling

A Kids Guide to Recycling Learn about recycling through games, info and activities.


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