Alu­minum can re­cy­cling funds com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties in Swoy­ersville

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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.

WAR­REN RUDA / THE CIT­I­ZENS’ VOICE

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...

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