Earth Day is April 22nd! To celebrate, Cornell Cooperative Extension- Yates County will host a recycling event on Friday, April 20th at the Yates County Building. There will be workshops on composting, recycling, and much more. We are also thrilled to announce Two Can Dan’s Bottles & Cans will be on site to accept household appliances, electronics [no box TV’s], and all metal, large appliances for recycling (anything with a coolant requires a $10.00 fee). There will also be locked bins on site for shredding confidential documents. This event free and open to the public. Cornell Cooperative Extension will be accepting donations in the rear parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.
Two Can Dan’s (proudly owned by Dan and Melissa Gurba of Penn Yan), has been taking the hassle out of returning bottles and cans for over a decade, with customers ranging from local residents, to areas as far as Rochester and Elmira.
We are also thrilled to announce that we will be handing out tree seedlings to the first one hundred (100) people who bring recycling items. The seedlings were donated by the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc.(VCLF), and the ERP [Environmental Reclamation Project] Environmental Fund. VCLF is a nonprofit organization seeking sustainable approaches and public awareness about natural resource use, and they have conserved over 30,000 acres of land, including Virginia's Natural Bridge.
The Yates County Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer gardening questions and to give away seed packets and seedling plants.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
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