Aluminum can recycling funds community activities in Swoyersville
Swoyersville Mayor Chris Concert last weekend took 350 pounds of aluminum cans collected in an ongoing community can drive to be recycled. This latest round of can recycling netted $154 which will be used to fund upcoming community projects which are free for Swoyersville residents and their neighbors because of the ongoing recycling project.
“It really is helping inside and outside our community,” said Concert.
The mayor came up with the idea three years ago as a way to fund a strawberry social in Swoyersville.
“We made enough money from the can collection to cover the cost of the strawberries, which we picked at Whistle Pig in Noxen. It turned out to be a nice community event,” Concert said.
Encouraged by the response and support of the community, Concert continued the can collection, earmarking the proceeds for the annual strawberry social, a hot dog hoe down, a community sing-along event and other community projects.
“It’s wonderful because no taxpayer dollars are used and we are still able to do these kinds of things in the town, all because of the can drive,” he said.
The can collection is ongoing. Concert said anyone with cans to recycle can call him at 570-239-4124 and he will either pick them up or make arrangements for drop off.
Cans should not be taken to the borough building, he said.
Swoyersville Mayor Chris Concert collects aluminum cans throughout the year from the community for recycling, using the proceeds to fund community programs, including a summer strawberry social, holiday party and more for residents of the borough and...