Tuesday, April 23, 2013
County officials unveiled the first two compressed natural gas trucks put into service for the public works department at an Earth Day press conference Monday.
To most Pine and Richland Township residents, the new, white Allegheny County trucks they might pass on the roadways won't appear to be anything extraordinary. But they are a first step in the county going green with a cleaner-burning fuel for fleet vehicles. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and other officials unveiled the county’s first two compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles at a press conference on Monday. Each vehicle cost $35,285. The Silverado 2500 HD, four-wheel drive, extended cab pickup trucks contain specially designed 6.0 litre Vortec V8 engines and have a gross vehicle weight of 9,500 pounds. The trucks are factory-built with hardened valves and seals, which are critical for CNG vehicles, according to a news …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some quick-and-easy ways to deal with items that should not be sent to landfills or recycled at the curb.
Although April 22 is officially Earth Day, it's not too early for residents of Pine and Richland townships to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. One way is by recycling items at an event this weekend. The other is to make the effort to recycle items that are not collected in curbside recycling or are banned from landfills. The Pennsylvania Resource Council and partners will hold a Hard to Recycle collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, off Route 28 in Frazer Township. For the first time, the event will accept hard, white, molded Polystyrene packing material for free, thanks to a partnership with NOVA Chemicals and Appliance Warehouse. Fees apply to some items. See …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council seek volunteer helpers to remove litter from the lake and throughout the park.
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- Cindi Lash
Tuesday, February 12
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council are seeking volunteers and making plans for two spring cleanup events—one in April, another in May—in North Park. The first event is set for Saturday, April 20, during Earth Day weekend. Organizers say they plan to gather at 9 a.m. to remove litter from various locations around the park. Participants should meet at the cabin on Ingomar Road, near the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Wildwood Road. A Lake & Land Clean-up also is planned for Saturday, May 4, and will involve working both on the lake in water craft and along the lake's shoreline on foot. Participants should meet at noon at the North Park Rose Barn on Pearce Mill Road, across from the North Park Boathouse. …