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McKeesport officials have opened their annual event for "hard to recycle items" to all residents of the McKeesport Area School District in an attempt to encourage wider participation.
"Respect Our City, Respect Our Earth" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday behind the No. 2 fire station in Renziehausen Park, near the intersection of Eden Park Boulevard and Tulip Drive.
Items that will be collected include televisons and computer monitors, keyboards, DVD players, VCRs, radios and cellular phones, a spokeswoman said. Collection bins also will be available for used tires, but they must be removed from the rims first.
The McKeesport Lions Club also will be collecting gently used eyeglasses.
The event is open to all residents of McKeesport as well as Dravosburg, South Versailles Twp. (Coulter), Versailles and White Oak.
City residents may drop off one TV for free, and recycle additional TVs for a donation of $5 each. Non-residents will be asked for a $5 donation for each TV. Tires will be collected for $3 for standard car tires, and $5 for oversized tires.
Volunteers from the Angora Gardens Junior Gardeners and Lions Club, as well as from student clubs at McKeesport Area School District, will help with the collection. After disposal costs are paid, any remaining donations collected will be divided among the volunteer organizations, the spokeswoman said.
For more information, call the office of McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko at (412) 675-5020, ext. 605.
Originally published April 25, 2019.