County offering free master composting classes

Participation in all three, two-hour sessions will result in certification The Chester County Board of Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, is hoping residents will dig this offering: free certified master composting classes. The classes – attendance is required all three weeks to become certified – will be held at the Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway,...

County to schoolchildren: Yes, you can

Elementary students invited to win prizes for collecting aluminum cans The county is calling all school-age can collectors for a competition with cash prizes. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade throughout Chester County are invited to collect as many aluminum cans as possible in an attempt to win first-, second- and third-level cash prizes as well as promotional items, a county news release...

County offering safe disposal of hazards

Toxic waste, computer collection event to be held Saturday All seventy-three Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event for county residents on Saturday at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, 19380, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a county news release said.  Residents – the event is not open to businesses or contractors...

County seeking green-business nominees

Firms involved in eco-friendly practices invited to apply for recognition Know a business deserving of recognition for its environmentally-friendly practices? The county wants to hear from you. Retail, manufacturing, small business, corporations and institutions are invited to participate in the “Green Business” award program.  The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Chester...

Kindergartners exhibit can-do attitude

Graystone Academy earns third-place finish in county contest The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced the winners Thursday of the county’s Kindergartners Collect Cans Contest – honorees that included students at Graystone Academy in Coatesville. The Graystone kindergartners were part of a three-way tie for third place with George Fox Friends School and Hillsdale Elementary. Bethany Christian...

County offering identity-theft protection

Residents invited  to free shredding event Saturday If you don’t want a shred of evidence available to identity thieves, the Chester County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a free event on Saturday to accommodate you. Starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. – unless the truck gets filled before then – residents are invited to a communal shredding initiative at the Chester County Solid...

Kindergartners with can-do attitude being sought

County urging youngsters to participate in recycling competition The Chester County Solid Waste Authority is urging kindergartners to collect cans for a recycling competition. The county is inviting all kindergartners to collect as many cans as they can in an effort to win cash prizes for their school or classroom. The  contest, organized by the Solid Waste Authority, starts Jan. 1, and ends Feb....

Dumping ground for toxic, corrosive materials

Regional collection event scheduled for computers, hazardous waste It’s time to recycle that outdated computer safely. Seventy-two  municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event for county residents on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The collection will occur  at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., county officials...