MILLCREEK RECYCLES TONS OF WASTE DURING MILLFAIR COLLECTION EVENT
For Immediate Release: June 2, 2023
MILLCREEK, PA – Millcreek Township hosted the annual community recycling event at Millfair Compost Center on May 20, 2023. Volunteers collected over 20,000 pounds or 10 tons of tires, paper to shred, appliances, batteries, textiles, scrap metal and more.
Of the total weight collected, 8,824 lbs. were paper. This proper disposal saves:
•30,88 gallons of water
•48.53 barrels of oil
•13.24 cubic yards of landfill space
The largest amounts of other items collected are:
•8,000 lbs of tires
•71 units of appliances
•1 box truck of construction and demolition waste
•7,580 lbs of scrap metal
In terms of recycling, the paper was turned into facial tissue, the tires became rubber mulch, construction and demolition waste was donated to Habitat for Humanity, Erie City Mission received the truck of textiles and scrap metal appliances were given to professional recycling companies.
“We were happy to see several hundred members of the community that are so passionate about recycling come through in strong numbers," said Community Relations and Sustainability Director Jessica Stutzman.
Millfair is a joint operation between Millcreek Township and Fairview Township. It is located at 2301 Millfair Road and is open seven days a week. Hours are as follows:
•Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
•Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit www.millcreektownship.com and view Millfair Compost Center under Departments to browse items available to purchase or be collected.